A SMART PARK FOR A NEW CITY 2007
Central Open Space in MAC, Korea
Team: Maria Aiolova, Mitchell Joachim, Makoto Okazaki, Emily VanderVeen, Yu Ping Hsieh.
Directives for the new Urban Ecology: The public park will be the central place of the city, the heart of the circle. It will bridge the artificial divide between nature and culture. The park will be a harmonized environment. It will balance its own energy, waste, air quality, water, and economy. A self-sufficient village of 500 will serve as prototype and laboratory. Sculptural follies will control climate locally by radiant heat in the winter and a cooling mist during summer time. Constructed wetlands will remediate waste from the park. Existing farms will continue in use. Everything is calibrated to walk-time: pedestrians will be privileged. The park will be highly diverse, both great and responsive: a place of pleasure, health and learning.