On the River’s Edge Competition
The Agri-Culture Corridor is a conceptual planning proposal for a 3.5 mile stretch of Salt Lake Valley’s Jordan River that weaves the floodplains natural and agricultural past with ecological restoration, outdoor recreation, environmental art, and local/cultural/creative food to create a vibrant and sustainable place for the residents of Salt Lake County.
The design incorporates the historical alignments of the Jordan river, proposing to un-channelize the river and restore ecological function and habitat. The plans feature a network of trails, boardwalks, and sustainable agri-cultural development in key locations. The bold concept features a series of sculptural ‘plows,’ abstracted and clad with an intricately-patterned perforated metal used in shelter, way-finding, bird-screens, and observation towers. This metal feature would also be implemented in land-art furrows – sculptural mounds to be located throughout the corridor as landscape art.
February 21, 2019