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CULTIVATING COMMUNITY Final Cascade P-Patch: THROUGH DESIGN CASCADEPossibilities P-PATCH for AND PEOPLE’S CENTER Future Community Planning Efforts Review University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture LARC 503 | Community Design Studio Spring 2016


CULTIVATING COMMUNITY THROUGH DESIGN CASCADE P-PATCH AND PEOPLE’S CENTER University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture LARC 503 | Community Design Studio Spring 2016


Special thanks to everyone from the Seattle’s design community and UW faculty who contributed to this project through our mid-term and final reviews.


TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction........................................ p 01 Site Analysis....................................... p 03 Natural Systems Social and Economic Systems Homelessness Food Systems Mapping Community Feedback...................... p 21 Site Designs....................................... p 27 1.Ru’a Al-Abweh 2. Evan Boyd 3. Robin Croen 4. Kelly Douglas 5. William Estes 6. Ivan Heirmann 7. Melanie Hess 8. Wei-Lun Hsiao 9. Feifei Deng & Jiacheng 10. Justin Panganiban 11. Yuan Fang 12. Si Zheng


Introduction

Beginning in March 2016, University of Washington Landscape Architecture Masters students used the Cascade P-Patch as their project for a design studio focusing on urban agriculture. Taught by Lecturer and Landscape Architect Eric Higbee, this studio examined the social justice, community building, cultural meaning and urban complexity of designing for urban agricultural spaces. Over the course of the ten week quarter, the students engaged in several research and design phases. First they conducted neighborhood, site and precedent studies of the various cultural, political, natural, and food systems that influence the Cascade P-Patch. They visited several other urban agricultural sites in Seattle, including the Bradner P-Patch, the UpGarden, and Marra Farm. Then they organized and facilitated a community workshop for the P-Patch gardeners held on April 16th, 2016, and attended by approximately fifteen gardeners and interested parties. Based on the feedback they heard at the meeting and through an online gardener survey with 28 responses, the students summarized the community’s desires in informational graphics and developed a preliminary site program. Using the site analysis and community feedback, the students then crafted individual designs for the P-Patch. Being a design-learning studio, the students were encouraged to be bold and explorative in their creativity, while still grounding their designs in the values of the Cascade P-Patch community. This book is a summary of the students’ work, and contains all of the relevant analysis and designs that they produced. If you have any questions about the work herein, please contact the University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture.

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FROM THE COURSE SYLLABUS: Today there is a burgeoning movement of food producers, consumers and policy-makers exploring ways to increase access to fresh and local produce within our cities. Cities are blossoming with community gardens, farmers markets and local organic food networks. Seattle, with a robust P-Patch community garden program and progressive food policy, is a leader in this movement. Places of urban agriculture have numerous benefits : they cultivate healthier lifestyles, strengthen communities, teach stewardship, and provide economic opportunities. As landscape architects, we have an important and unique role to play in the developing urban agricultural movement. We can apply our landscape architecture skills to help design dynamic urban agriculture spaces that contain multiple functions and ecological benefits, build community through the design and build process, and reveal and educate communities about natural processes and cultural histories. Urban agriculture is rich with the potential to create successful urban public spaces.

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Site Analysis | Natural Systems

William Estes Green Spaces: Cascade Playground (Park) was purchased in 1926 as a result of a community petition for “Pountius Playground” near Cascade School (demolished 1955). By 1931, prior to construction, most of the block was owned by the City of Seattle or the School Board; but there were still a number of individually owned houses still on the site. These homes were acquired by the City and by the end of 1931, all remaining houses and buildings had been removed. According to notes in the Sherwood History Files at the City Municipal Archives some basements may have been “left intact.” By the 1970s, the playground site was somewhat bleak and known by locals as the “Sahara Desert.” A new community effort saw the redevelopment of the park in 1971. The Cascade P-patch was established in 1996 and has approximately 57 plots on 7,000 square feet of land directly adjacent to Cacade Park. The Cascade P-Patch is situated on the southern edge of Cascade Park and is within walking distance of Denny Park and Lake Union Park. Despite it’s proximity to these parks, the shifting dynamics of the Cascade neighborhood over the past century and resulting development patterns have reduced green connections in the neighborhood leaving it isolated within a heavily urbanized context. sources: • http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/historicalsite/ QueryResult.aspx?ID=131518019 • http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail. asp?ID=350

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Site Natural Analysis Systems | Natural Systems

William WilliamEstes Estes Green Streets: Seattle’s Green Streets program aimes to prioritize pedestrian movment and enhance and expand open space over other transportation uses. Elements of a green street may include sidewalk widening, landscaping, traffic calming, and other pedestrian-oriented features. Cascade Park and P-Patch are fortunate to have planned green streets along Thomas and Harrison that will begin to create green connections from Cascade to Uptown. The section along Thomas St. is invisioned as a festival street which would enable roadway closure to vehicle traffic at certain times for events, markets and fairs. The result of this project will be a loss of 2’ along the edge of the P-Patch, however, with the widened sidewalk and landscape improvements along Thomas Street, it may provided a better edge to the P-Patch and park. Green Street Design Principles include: • Emphasize pedestrians and open space over other street function. • Design should complement and enhance adjacent land uses. • Keep traffic speeds and volumes low. • Respond to site specific conditions.

sources: • 2013 Thomas Green Street Concept Plan • http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/ rowmanual/manual/6_2.asp

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Site Analysis | Sun/Shade Studies

Robin Croen

Using a digital terrain model of the P-Patch including site trees and surrounding buildings, an analysis of sunlight exposure helps to determine the suitability of certain design implementations on the site.

Vernal Equinox Sunlight hours: March 19th

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Summer Solstice Sunlight hours: June 20th


Site Shade Analysis Analysis | Sun/Shade Studies

Autumnal Equinox Sunlight hours: September 22nd

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Winter Solstice Sunlight hours: December 21st

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Site Analysis | Social and Economic Systems

Boyd/Hess/Panganiban

Household Density

Median Age

by block groups (within 3/4 mile of site)

by block groups (within 3/4 mile of site)

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Household Density: Housing in the block group containing the Cascade P-Patch is three times more dense than Seattle’s average, with 18 households per acre. Nearly all residential units are located within multi-family housing, which allows for more density than Seattle neighborhoods consisting of primarily single-family housing.

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Community Places

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FAIRVIEW AVE N

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Minor Ave Children’s House

Youthcare’s Orion Center Dutch Shishler Service Center

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Commercial Office

Industrial or Warehouse Park

scale: 1 inch = 400 feet


Site Social Analysis and |Economic Social and Systems Economic Systems OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS, IN A 1-BLOCK RADIUS, CASCADE PARK WILL SEE....

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CASCADE P-PATCH PARK SPACE

815 NEW HOUSEHOLDS & 795 NEW PARKING SPACES

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FAIRVIEW AVE N

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Institutional

Industrial or Warehouse Park scale: 1 inch = 400 feet

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Site Analysis | Social and Economic Systems Planting Area: “Giving garden” vs. Personal plots

Si Zheng

Donation percentage: “Giving garden” vs. Personal plots

“Giving garden” 9%

Personal plots 91%

“Giving garden” 100%

Personal plots 0%

The planting area of “Giving garden” in Cascade is

For Cascade, food donation 100% comes from

about 9%

“giving garden”

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Food Donation (lbs)

Medium P-Patch Average: 441

Cascade P-Patch: 296

Total 53 P-Patch “giving gardens,” which are P-Patch

Cascade donated 296 pounds food last year. Medium

plots dedicated to growing food for donation.

P-Patch (4400-14100 sqft) average is 441 pounds.

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Site Analysis | Homelessness

Ru’a Al-Abweh

ANALYSIS OF THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY Profile Most chronically homeless On the street for years “Underserved and forgotten” ≈60 individuals Age:50s

Assets Speak English and Spanish Skilled in.... -Construction -Gardening Y-ard maintenance -Painting

Thoughts on the P-Patch from the Homeless Race: majority are African American and Latino Gender: mostly men Mental health issues and drug use

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Chairs or benches under the trees for rest or sleep

Walkways are too narrow and confusing

Clean air & vegetation

Some are not interested in the P-Patch

Use the bathroom at the park

The park is too dirty

Some sleep in Cascade Park

Challenges -Drug use & mental health -Prostitution in the bathrooms -Storing their belongings on site -Concern from other users about creating an “enabling” environment for the homeless

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Ideas! From the homeless community... -Storage lockers -Wider walkways -Electricity & outlets -Barbeque pits -More trees and privacy

From others... -Storage lockers -Community Lunch -Outreach -Gardening -Seating


Site Homelessness Analysis | Homelessness

Mail & phone services

Shelter referrals

Clinic

Day center

Clothing distribution

Hot meals

Bi-monthly food drive

Hygiene center

Hygiene, shower & laundry service

Support groups

Housing & employment services

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Monthly community lunch

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

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SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS AROUND THE SITE

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Ru’a Al-Abweh

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Site Analysis | Food Systems REGIONAL FOOD SECURITY The Western Washington foodshed currently produces 43% of the food that its residents consume. To balance consumption and production in the current system, ~2.5 million additional acres of farmland would need to be created. Alternative approaches to agricultural production--including small-scale measures such as the P-Patch--are critical in changing the food paradigm in the region.

Kelly Douglas

healthy food for all

grow local

strengthen the local economy

prevent food waste

8,626,136,018 lb. food consumed annually

3,696,914,374 lb. food produced annually

43%* *20% if dairy is removed from the balance.

% produced within foodshed

155% dairy

0% other

69% vegetables

7% grain

12% protein

7% fruit

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SEATTLE FOOD SECURITY In Seattle, 13% of adults live in food insecure households and 22% of children live in food insecure households. A number of initiatives in Seattle and King County address disparities in food access, including the 2012 Seattle Food Action Plan. The plan includes recommendations applicable to the P-Patch program such as: supporting sustainable food systems and urban agriculture education for teens, adults, seniors, and children; meeting the needs of all residents interested in growing food in a P-Patch; and identifing vacant or underused parcels suitable for urban agriculture


Site Food Analysis Security | Food Systems

Kelly Kelly Douglas Douglas

LOCAL FOOD SERVICES Food-related services within a one-mile radius of the Cascade P-Patch present opportunities for collaboration with the garden to improve food security in the neighborhood.

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Site Analysis | Mapping

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Ivan Heitmann / Yuan Fang


Site Analysis | Mapping

Ivan Heitmann / Yuan Fang

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Community Feedback Feedback from the Community Students facilitated a community meeting at the Mirabella Retirement Community in the Cascade Neighborhood on April 15, 2016. Around 15 community members participated in the event, which consisted of a presentation of the students’ site analysis information and a large group discussion during which participants contributed their best ideas for a future P-Patch design. The large group then broke into smaller discussion groups that centered around maps upon which participants noted (1) their opinions regarding existing conditions of the site and (2) possibilities for future interventions in the P-Patch.

The feedback gathered during the meeting was further enriched by a digital survey, which received 28 responses. These comments were synthesized with input from the meeting to inform the program used to catalyze the student design process. The large majority of both in-person and digital participants were gardeners at the P-Patch.

Words most frequently used by community members when discussing the Cascade P-Patch.

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Community Process Feedback What should the P-Patch be? Visions for a future Cascade P-Patch voiced by community members, categorized and sized in relation to frequency.

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Community Feedback What should the P-Patch be? Spatial representations of ideas voiced and drawn by participants during the community meeting and from the digital survey.

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Community Feedback DRAFT PROGRAM BASED ON COMMUNITY INPUT • • • • • • •

Accessible paths and plots More gardening space Sustainable water system Children’s educational spaces Reworked storage system Accommodate multiple community users Efficient, integrated spaces

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Tools for Welcoming the Homeless Community in Public Spaces

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Design Design| 2 of 12 Statement: Water is the tie that bind all species. Water availability will become increasingly challenging in a changing climate. By capturing rainwater, the P-Patch cuts costs which providing a reliable source of water for birds- the best way to attract avian species. With bird-friendly plantings, the P-Patch becomes anextension of the park, as a child-friendly and engaging public space, whlie miantaining funcitonal and safe separation through hand-made fencing. The home-spun feel of the existing P-Patch is maintained while open sightlines, legibilty of space and ADAaccessiblity are drastically increased. Tables Hives in honeybee meadow Parking (6 stalls) New entrance Existing playground Climbing nests

Sloped lawn with climbing boulders

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Public storage lockers with retractable awning ADA-accessible Giving Garden

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John Smith, Betty EvanJackson Boyd [A][A]

Avian Welcome Gardens: Four distinct avian foraging zones are discerned from existing plant species on-site. Supplemented with plants consistent with each bird’s diet, the zones gain unique idenitiy that tell stories about the lives of the birds. Gardeneres, assigned to certain zones take ownership of their zone’s maintenace and are encouraged to plant complementary species in their own gardens. Bird species: Cyanositta stelleri (Steller’s Jay)

Existing tree species: Quercus rubra (Northern Red Oak)

Bird species: Calypte anna (Anna’s hummingbird)

Existing species: Phyelius spp. (Cape fuschia)

Plant pallette: Vaccinium ovatum (Evergreen huckleberry) Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) Rubus pentalobus (Creeping raspberry)

Plant palette: Zauschernia californica (California fuschia) Kniphofia (Redhot poker) Lupinus (Lupine)

Bird species: Bombycilla cedrorum Existing tree species: Thuja plicata (Western red cedar) (Cedar waxwing)

Bird species: Spinus tristis (American goldfinch)

Plant palette: Myrica californica (California wax myrtle) Symphoricarpus albus (Snowberry) Fragraria chiloensis (Coast strawberry)

Plant palette: Amelanchier alnifolia (Serviceberry) Helianthus spp (Perennial sunflower) Miscanthus sineniss (Maidenhair grass) Echinops ritro (Blue globe thistle)

Existing tree species: Platanus acerifolia (London plane tree)

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Design | 2 of 12 Sections and materials

Section A: Facing east towards Cascade People’s Center and Plaza

• Poured concrete seat walls provide places for rest and conversation. • Woodchips under the climbing nests allos for safe plan and a naturalistic feel. • Boulder, currently found in the playground, are continued onto the site in a sloped lawn area.

Section B: Facing south towards Cascade People’s Center

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• Decomposed granite mixed with stablizer, lining the public pathways,is ADA-compliant and permeable. • Oversized blue rain barrels capture water form the building’s roof. • Permeable, colored concrete is found in the RECAPTURE main plaza and at the hose staitions. They indicate underground cisterns, providing additional summer water. • Gardeneres are encouraged to construct and maintain wattle fences of varying methods and styles. WEAVE • Cedar shakes side the shed, which speaks an aesthetic language lost in the neighborhood. • Woven steel forms popular climbing nests hosting oversized eggs. SUPPORT


Around Projectthe Title Watering goes here Hole

John Smith, Betty Evan Jackson Boyd [A][A]

Perspective 1 (above): Facing north toward the central plaza and Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center. THe oversized rain barrels overflow into a series of cascading basins while concave shade disks create an amusing overflow during rain events.

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Design | 2 of 12 Diagrams

Hose stations are fitted with basins to catch leaky spigot water for birds, while funneling rainwater to an underground cistern.

Artificial “trees” provide shade and function as large bird baths after rain events. Overflow rain creates a show while discouraging long-term camping.

Preserved trees and water storage

P-Patch gardener zones (non-ADA)

ADA accessibility

The site’s proposed paths create continuity with the existing paths of the playfield

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Around Projectthe Title Watering goes here Hole

John Smith, Betty Evan Jackson Boyd [A][A]

Perspective 2 (left): Facing south towards hose station and crossing, showing multiple methods of fence construction. Perspective 3 (right): Approaching the shaded climbing nests from the playground, facing east towards the peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s center. The nest play area draws children closer to the garden.

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Design | 3 of 12 Design Challenge: How can the redesigned P-Patch reflect the needs and wants of a diverse user group? - Increase number of plots, reduce neglected garden space. - Improve accessibility. - Integrate spaces and connect with park. - More storage. - Educational spaces. Design Inspiration 1: Flow - Flow of people, flow of water. - Harmony between spaces. - Maximize plots.

Design Inspiration 2: Gather - Gathering space. - Communal garden space at center, plots radiating outward. - Messy aesthetic.

Design Inspiration 3: Community - Plots clustered around communal garden space. - Nooks and crannies.

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Project Title Growing Community goes here

John Smith, BettyRobin Jackson Croen [A]

Vegetation Trees Plots Garden Swale

Circulation Plaza Main Paths Secondary Paths

Structures & Street Buildings Sidewalk

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Individual Plots (108) Raised Planters (18) Cistern Demonstration Garden Compost Shed & Washing Station Cascade Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Multi-Use Garden Space. (giving garden, outdoor classroom, ect.)

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External Benches with Storage. Internal Benches for Refuge. Service Area.

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Perspective: Looking into the central plaza from the southeast

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Design | 4 of 12

The Cascade P-Patch is cherished for its dynamic, organic character that resists the polished aesthetic of the rapid development in the surrounding neighborhood. Yet the dense, detailed qualities of the garden produce concerns regarding safety and wayfinding for various users of the site. This design bridges these two needsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to preserve a grassroots design language and to enhance visibility and legibilityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;by applying a simple spatial framework and celebrating local character throughout the site. Increased plot numbers, educational programming, accessible paths, and harvested rainwater create a functional space that encourages appropriate behaviors.

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Project Title Crafted Seams goes at Cascade here

John Smith, Betty Kelly Jackson Douglas [A]

CELEBRATE CHARACTER

ENHANCE LEGIBILITY

DIVERSE INTERIORS

DETAILED EDGES

The basic geometry of the crazy quilt supports a rich array of textures, culminating as a legible and functional whole.

The crazy quilt embraces adjacencies between vibrant patches, allowing the varied patterns to resonate with eccentricity.

The seams of a crazy quilt are lovingly embellished, celebrating the care and craft embedded in the tradition.

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EXISTING BALL FIELD

EXISTING PLAYGROUND

COLLECTIVE GARDENING

PLAY THRESHOLD

CISTERN ART INSTALLATION 3 CHILDREN’S GARDEN

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GIVING GARDEN

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INDIVIDUAL PLOTS

MINOR AVE.

CASCADE PEOPLE’S CENTER STORAGE

INDIVIDUAL PLOTS

PONTIUS AVE.

ACCESSIBLE BEDS

PUBLIC SEATING COMPOST, TYP. INDIVIDUAL PLOTS

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ADA accessible beds provide gardening space for users with limited mobility. Interlocking modular beds of varied heights support a range of users.

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A new shed is visible throughout the site and serves as a gathering space for gardener community building. An internal cistern provides a water source for washing produce.

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Unique cistern installations bring awareness to the role of water in urban agriculture and become cherished landmarks in the community.

Balsamorhiza deltoidea Lupinus albifrons Aquilegia formosa Aster Solidago Trilium ovatum

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15 personal lockers on the eastern edge of Cascade Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center provide much-needed storage space for homeless individuals. Drawing from the neighboring warehouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique form, the lockers are managed daily and allow for a more harmoniuos shared space in the park.

John Smith, Betty Kelly Jackson Douglas [A]

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Pollinator gardens with interpretive signage create space for and awareness of the pollination process critical for agriculture. a range of bloom periods and colors provide consitent pollen sources for pollinators.

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Iconic gateways demarcate the central axis of the site, bringing the vibrancy of the mosaic vertical. Colored glass reflects light onto the concrete walkway, adding a temporal element to the rich color and texture of the garden materials.

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Design | 4 of 12 The design draws from existing precedents of mosaic in the surrounding area, providing a centerpiece for the neighborhood tradition.

GARDEN PATH

PARK CONNECTOR

OUTDOOR PARLOR

Irregular concrete pavers are interspersed with mosaic details, creating a fine-grain, intimate texture that allows accessibility.

Poured concrete establishes a connection to the park, with color and texture expressed through vertical gateways and tiled retaining walls.

Rich mosaic creates a carpet that softens atmosphere of public seating areas. The mosiac sets a tone of ownership that deters vandalism.

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John Smith, Betty Kelly Jackson Douglas [A] Managed collective gardening provides space for commmunity gardening without the commitment of an individual plot

ADA access encourages users of all ages and mobilities to wander through the garden.

Artful cistern installation reuses and expands existing rainwater infrastructure.

PARK THRESHOLD The design maintians a clear threshold between park space and P-Patch space, but design cues such as paving and material provide legible navigation between the two. Seating for nongardeners allows these users to enjoy the qualities of the garden without negotiating space or function with the P-Patch.

EXISTING TREES PROTECTED

CISTERNS AND WATER CONNECTIONS

FORMAL SEATING AREAS

UTILITY PATHS AND AMENITIES

ADA ACCESSIBLE HARDSCAPE

COLLECTIVE GARDENING

INDIVIDUAL PLOTS

DEMONSTRATION PLANTINGS

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Design | 5 of 12 Process: The initial design concepts achieved different goals for the P-Patch. The first concept increased growing space while making the water storage into a feature for the site. The second concept was the “gardener’s wish-list” and included the program elements to resolve the gardener’s needs and wants. The third concept was inspired by the Walter Hood design for Lafayette Park in which the park addressed the needs of a mixed user group without putting users in conflict with each other.

Form Iterations: Based on the mid-review concepts and the feedback received I began a process of form iterations to combine the successful elements of each plan. Iteration one represents the existing condition of distinct spaces. In iteration two the park and street begin to push into the P-Patch and People’s Center area. In iteration three the spaces begin to push back and overlap. This results in a variety of spaces and edge conditions that can serve different users and functions.

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Project Title Cascade P-Patch: goes A here Space for All

John Smith, Betty William Jackson Estes [A]

Set in the heart of the Cascade neighborhood in South Lake Union, the Cascade P-Patch represents a green oasis within a dense urban environment undergoing rapid change. Seeking a more standardized approach to the layout of the P-Patch in order to maximize growing space, the P-Patch and park also serve a diverse user group. This design addresses the desire for additional growing space while also creating a variety of spaces that accommodate the needs multiple users.

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Design | 5 of 12 A primary consideration for a sustainable water system is that Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rainy season and growing season are not in sync so less water is available when it is needed. This concept expands the existing cistern capacity to include additional water storage at several locations following the slope of the site. In addition, to make up for the seasonal shortage of water, this design proposes the use of grey water from the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center or possibly from the new development in the neighborhood. Below, detailed design studies illustrate the integration of storage, an accessible planter, and shed all using inexpensive material. Additionally, the shed provides a framework for the accumulation of objects which allow the collective character of the garden to evolve.

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Garden Shed


Project Title goes Cascade Cascade P-Patch: P-Patch: A here A Space Space forfor AllAll

John Smith, Betty Jackson [A] William William Estes Estes

Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East Set in Eye the view heartlooking of the Cascade neighborhood in South Lake Union, the Cascade P-Patch represents a green oasis within a dense urban environment undergoing rapid change. Seeking a more standardized approach to the layout of the P-Patch in order to maximize growing space, the P-Patch and park also serve a diverse user group. This design addresses the desire for additional growing space while also creating a variety of spaces that accommodate the needs multiple users.

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Design | 5 of 12 Site Section Looking Northeast

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Project Title goes A here Cascade P-Patch: Space for All

John Smith, Betty Jackson [A] William Estes William Este

Set in the heart of the Cascade neighborhood in South Lake Union, the Cascade P-Patch represents a green oasis within a dense urban environment undergoing rapid change. Seeking a more standardized approach to the layout of the P-Patch in order to maximize growing space, the P-Patch and park also serve a diverse user group. This design addresses the desire for additional growing space while also creating a variety of spaces that accommodate the needs multiple users.

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Design | 6 of 12 PATIO GRAND STAIR

GREENHOUSE P-PATCH

ORCHARD SWALE BOARDWALK

PLAYGROUND

LAWN RAINGARDEN 100

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Project Title Cascade Parkgoes here

John Smith, Betty IvanJackson Heitmann [A]

GRADING

SOLAR EXPOSURE

SLOPES

FLOW PATHS

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Design | 6 of 12 WOONERF

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Project Title Cascade Parkgoes here

John Smith, Betty IvanJackson Heitmann [A]

PATIO

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Design | 7 of 12

The Cascade P-patch provides respite from the hard edges in the city, connectjng new neighbors to an identity stemming from the community of Cascade. Currently the P-patch invites people from the neighborhood and visitors to garden, relax, play, learn and recreate right in the middle of dense urban development.

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This design strengthens connections by eroding barriers in the garden and park, encouraging mindful meandering while allowing people of all ages and abilities to enjoy and flow through the space at different paces, whether they live or work in Cascade, or are visiting from near and afar.


Project Title Cascade Meander goes here

John Smith, Betty Melanie Jackson Hess [A] ACCESS

Existing Conditions barriers - block sight lines...

ADA accessible paths flow through and connect all spaces

playground annex

p-patch

PLAY AND LEARN

underutilized garden

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Include space for pollinator edible borders, adding color, function and beauty to the space

POLLINATORS

Increase water storage capacity by adding to existing cisterns for a unified storage and watering system

WATER SYSTEM

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Design Design | 7 of 12 Children's garden and play area

Rain Garden + Community Art

Planters + Lockers for personal belongings

boat planters Outdoor kitchen

Cascade Peoples Center

storage

N Painted paving links water cisterns and invokes flow of water

Edible Border Plants

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Large Compost / Leaf Dump

Pollinator Plantings

ADA accessible raised beds

Water cistern + catchment structures

Outdoor classroom space with storage space for benches and canopy when not in use.


Project Title Cascade Meander goes here Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden and play area

Playful planters

John Smith, Betty Melanie Jackson Hess [A] Natural elements transition to garden from traditional playground

Community art as part of Rain Garden

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Design | 8 of 12

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Wei-Lun Hsiao Cascade ProjectP-Patch, Title goes A Harmonious here Place John Smith, Betty Jackson [A] Design Concept: The target of this project is trying to redesign the Cascade P-Patch and transfer it to a harmonious place for not only the current gardeners but also for the multiple users from surrounding places. In the new Cascade P-Patch, each user could feel free to find a suitable place to stay without being bothered by others.

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Design | 8 of 12 Reorganized Plots

CPC Renovation

Circulation System Plan

Design Concept: Reorganized PlotsBy reorganizing the current plots so that every gardener would have equal space to plant vegetations. Also, consider the demand from the different user, the new garden would have various types of gardens such as a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden for kids, accessible beds for disabled as well as a pollinator garden for pollinators. CPC RenovationRedesign the current CPC (Cascade Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center) and let it open to the public thus, the new CPC will Provide the community with a multi-functional space. Circulation System PlanThe new circulation system would help Cascade P-Patch becomes a recognizable space. In the new Cascade P-Patch, a different user may use a different path also the materials would be different as well.

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Wei-Lun Hsiao Cascade ProjectP-Patch, Title goes A Harmonious here Place John Smith, Betty Jackson [A] Pavements

Circulation System

CPC Renovation Concept

CPC Renovation ConceptOpen the current CPC by replacing the materials of the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facades with glass, creating a wooden deck, which attached to the CPC for public plaza, extending the current roof for rainwater collection and providing a cover for people. PavementsWooden deck-public plaza ,Woodchips-gardener path, Gravel-circular path. Circulation SystemThe separate path system would help users to recognize the space, and in order to enhance the accessibility, the four main entrances and subsystems are connected with the circular path.

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Accessible Beds

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Plots


Wei-Lun Hsiao Cascade ProjectP-Patch, Title goes A Harmonious here Place John Smith, Betty Jackson [A]

Public Plaza

Entrance

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Design | 9 of 12

In this design, we use curve and rectangle these two design languages and the contrast between them to create a P-Patch which has its unique characters. The P-Patch will not serve for gardeners but also a landmark and gathering space for the whole community. Meanwhile, we use curve and rectangle to identify diverse functional area. Besides, in order to integrate the site we remove the existing CPC and design a new building with green roof to connect the different parts of the site and also increase the amount of the plots. Community Design DesignStudio Studio| |Spring Spring2016 2016 69 2 UW LA || Community


Project Title P-Patch Pro goes here

John Smith, Feifei Betty Deng, Jackson Jiacheng [A]

- DESIGN STRATEGIES

CONNECTION

COMBINATION

COGNITION

VALUE-ADDED

Build the connection between urban development and urban agricuture

Bring the urban elements into the P-Patch

Change the cognition of P-Patch ( From both gardener & public)

Bring the new value into the P-Patch

- DESIGN CONCEPTS

- DESIGN PROCESS

CURVE - connection - agriculture

SQUARE - urban - function

CONTRAST - characteristics - experience

storage office public space kitchen&classroom children plots plaza garden water storage

We create a main path for public, the basic shape of the curve derived from the contour line of the site. The other purpose of the path is slow down the visitors and let them experience the whole p-patch.

One of our main purpose is to intergrate the space and build up connection between diff- erent functions

The building, compost bins and water stora-ge split the whole site into three fragments.

The edges between different space can help to define the functions. There are two main type of edges we are focus on, one is the edge between public space and plots; the other is sidewalks and the plots.

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We changed the position of the building and put it on the middle of the site.

In order to keep the accessibility, we split the building into two parts. One is for P-Patch, another is for

Adjust the position of two parts, then use a rooftop connect them. On the one hand, keep the connection between two parts of the building. On the other hand, create a negtive space under the rooftop.

Expand the green roof, use two slope to connect the grounds and the rooftop. The rooftop also is the key strategy to maintain the intergration of the site.

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Project Title P-Patch Pro goes here

John Smith, Feifei Betty Deng, Jackson Jiacheng [A]

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Design Design | 9 of 12 ---------------- plots on the roof

- PERSPECTIVES

--------------building for official ------- building for community (party, education, ...) ------------------------ green wall ------- orange path for visitors

- ROOF&BRIDGE

------- plots (individual&given)

- CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PLANTING AREA

- MAIN ENTRANCE&CENTRAL PLAZA

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Project Title P-Patch Pro goes here

John Smith, FeifeiBetty Deng, Jackson Jiacheng [A]

- SECTIONS

- BIRDVIEW PERSPECTIVES

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Design | 10 of 12 Program Statement: Intersections in Health & Wellbeing

Program Statement: Creating a Healthy Spine

P-PATCH YMCA

GIVING GARDEN

PLAYFIELD FARMERS MARKET

FOOD PLAY

PLAYGROUND

HEALTH & WELLBEING

RESTAURANTS

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

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GREEN STREETS KING COUNTY METRO BICYCLE NETWORK

LAKE 2 BAY LOOP

Unique assets to the Cascade neighborhood include a communityoriented foodscape, greenspaces for diverse play, and a multimodal active transportation network connecting nearby neighborhoods. Health and wellbeing lies at the intersection of these three asset groups, and can bridge programs desired by the gardening community with the wellness needs of Cascade’s most vulnerable populations. These populations include elderly, food insecure, homeless, and youth.

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The “Healthy Spine” integrates food, play, and active transportation along a seamless path connecting Harrison Street, Cascade Playfield and P-Patch, and Thomas Street in a single gesture. The Cascade Playfield’s Fast Spine promotes energetic movement and allows users to move quickly through the space. Fast activities include exercising and playing sports. The Cascade P-Patch’s Slow Spine gives users an opportunity to meander and take their time. Slow activities include foraging, resting, and habitat watching.


Project Title Healthy Spinegoes here

John Smith,Justin Betty Panganiban Jackson [A]

MINOR AVENUE

PONTIUS AVENUE

CASCADE PLAYFIELD

CISTERN

PARKING

COMPOST

FRUIT BOSQUE

CHILDREN’S GARDEN

BERRY GARDEN 10’ x 10’ GARDEN PLOTS

CASCADE PEOPLE’S CENTER

ADA BEDS SHED ARTFUL CISTERN

RAIN GARDEN

LOCKERS & STAGE

SCULPTURE LAWN SWALE HABITAT GARDEN

THOMAS STREET

OUTDOOR SEATING

BIKE CORRAL

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PROPOSED PROJECT 1232 HARRISON STREET PROPOSED PROJECT 1230 HARRISON STREET

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EDIBLE RAIN GARDEN

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BICYCLE PLAZA

IBC Tote Types: Play with Water Reuse of IBC totes reflects Cascade’s historically industrial neighborhood character , as well as Cascade P-Patch’s reputation for innovative stormwater management tools.

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IBC Tote Gateways Stacked totes can become wayfinding tools to identify gateways into the P-Patch, and may be lit up at night.

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IBC Tote Rainwater Collectors Stacked totes can collect and move rainwater into various cisterns across the site, as well as irrigate plants.

IBC Tote Planters Individual totes can be planted with herbs, trees, and flowers, and moved around to create outdoor rooms.

Pocket Path Types: Slow Food In contrast to the health spine’s wider width and distinct striping, the smaller pocket paths encourage meandering and “slow” activities.

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This pocket path provides urban forgaing opportunities amongst berry bushes and fruit trees.

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This pocket path allows watching rainwater move gently into an edible bed of drought- and wet-tolerant plants.

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This pocket path allows for observing urban wildlife, including pollinators and other small creatures.


Project Title Healthy Spinegoes here

John Smith,Justin Betty Panganiban Jackson [A]

Measuring Holistic Healthiness

In he crea alt se hy ac foo ces Im d s to p wa ro ter ve qu air ali an M ty d i n ch im an iz ge e c eff lim e De cts ate c he re alt ase hs m tre en s Str s tal e fab ng ric th en so cia Pro l to vid liv e eli fai ho r a od cce ss

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Beginning in 2013, the Center of Disease Control developed a Built Environment and Health Initiative (BEHI) that focused on the relationship between the built environment and serious health conditions. Having a diverse range of environmental, socioeconomic, and physical BEHI objectives allow for communities to make efficient, locally relevant design decisions about ongoing projects. Each existing use and proposed idea for the Cascade P-Patch and Playfield is expected to meet at least two of the objectives set forth by BEHI.

Berry Bushes Fruit Trees

FOOD

Habitat Garden Herb Planters

Perspective: Working inside the P-Patch

Outdoor Kitchen P-Patch Rain Garden

CASCADE P-PATCH

Basketball Court

PLAY

Education Playfield

Perspective: Looking through the habitat garden

Playground Tables and Chairs

ACTIVE TRANSPORT

Water Feature Bike Corral Bike Path Storage Lockers

Perspective: Moving through the plaza

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Design | 11 of 12

The design is going to utilize the topgraphy of site to build a stormwater management system so that provides a way for gardeners to get water easily and also creates a water feature to make the site more dynamic. Compared with the original design, this design has more individual plots and facilities for gardeners to use conveniently. In addition, there are more diversity functional spaces to meet different users demands, such as the educational garden provides a place for kids to learn growing food and play with nature. In terms of the relationship between gardeners and other users, this design try to not only create comfortable working place for gardeners but welcome public to enter at the same time.

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Design | 11 of 12 Before Individual Plot

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Gethering Space for Gardener

Individual Plot

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Giving Garden

Gethering Space for Gardener

Accessible Raised Bed

Educational Garden

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Project Title Cascade P-Patch goes here

John Smith, Betty Jackson Yuan Fang [A]

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Design | 12 of 12 FORM GENERATION

Site Outline as outer loop

Middle loop generated

Outer loop connect six main entrances

Middle loop connected most of important amenities on the site

Bulky building on the site

Inner loop generated focused on community Cohesion

Penetrate building by a new path through

Triple loop system

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ProjectLoops Triple Title goes here

John Smith, Betty Jackson Si Zheng [A]

DESIGN PROPOSAL

Single type planting area

Circulation

Underutilized giving garden

Shady area on the site

Vertical raised bed

ADA raised bed

ADA access

Giving garden surrounded by Individual plots

Replace plots with Children facilities

Unideal rain barrel location

More storage space

Integrate gathering place with giving garden

Move water collection Facilities near the building

2-story shed

More plots

Utilize roof area

Education for children

Pollinator garden

Better water Collection system

Lockers for homeless

Green house

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Design | 12 of 12 SITE PLAN

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1. ADA Raised beds 2. Shed 3.Individual Plots 4. Giving Garden 5. Gathering place 6. Bar 7. Outdoor Kitchen 8. Compost bin 9. Bench 10. Green House 11. Uproof Green house 12. uproof classroom 13. Pollinator Garden 14. Playground 15. Parking lots

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Design | 12 of 12 CORE CONCEPT

Loop of Cohesion The inner loop aims to increase community cohesion, giving garden is moved to this area and is combined with a gathering place and amenities like outdoor kitchen and a bar counter.

Giving Garden Outdoor Kitchen

ADA raised beds Shed Playground NW Entry Plaza Upstairs to the Roof

Green House with Vertical raised beds SW Entry Plaza

The outer loop focuses on connecting surrounding facilities and neighborhood meanwhile improving accessibility to our site.

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Thank you!

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CULTIVATING COMMUNITY THROUGH DESIGN CASCADE P-PATCH AND PEOPLE’S CENTER  

University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture LARC 503 | Community Design Studio Spring 2016

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY THROUGH DESIGN CASCADE P-PATCH AND PEOPLE’S CENTER  

University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture LARC 503 | Community Design Studio Spring 2016

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