A walkway and courtyard design concept by Ismael Gonzalez.
A courtyard design for the Center for Infrastructure Renewal by Ismael Gonzalez provides an outdoor area with plant buffers and a fountain that cancel the noise from nearby Highway 21.
In a design created by Charles Marsh, employees and visitors approach the CIR and TTI buildings via a tree-lined grand boulevard accessible by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
“The grand entrance promotes an understanding of CIT and TTI’s importance as international research powerhouses developing transportation and infrastructure of the future, while creating a beautiful and warm view for the buildings’ occupants,” he said.
Charly Hernandez created a park, visible from the buildings’ offices, consisting of local plants and materials to establish and maintain it with as little cost as possible. The park includes shaded tables, chairs and benches.
A design for a CIR courtyard by Matthew Larkam features geometric, angular forms with native and adaptable plants. Larkam included raised planter beds to allow easy plant and soil changes to match the seasons.
In her design for the landscape and a parking lot surrounding the two buildings, Shannon Valkovich dealt with stormwater by proposing porous asphalt, curb cuts and bioswales — drainage ditches containing vegetation or compost that remove silt and pollution from rainwater.
This story by Richard Nira was originally posted on ArchOne.