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WALK IN THE PARK

Sustainable Pocket Park Design

Macro-Oasis

Grand Central Market, Los Angeles

“Walk in the park” is an experience that calls for greater reliance on linguistic interpretation of natural, emotional and bodily experience.

 

By building nature into the urban fabric to rewiring pedestrian experience and reconnecting nature and urban relationship. Rewiring and reconnecting are emphasized in this design, offering visitors fertile ground for the expansion of the mind and body. As nature increasingly becomes a distant place for humans plugged into the busy world, the project “Walk in the park” encourages direct engagement with the natural cycles of nature and reconnects humans to the ecological world.

BACKGROUND

Current urban planning approaches typically consider human activities should be separated from nature, nature should be only fit into the 
area that humans are rarely used and not yet developed. However, urban nature has a critical role to play in the future liveability of cities. 


Bringing nature back into our cities can deliver a truly impressive array of benefits, ranging from health and well-being to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

SITE

Grand Central Market, Los Angeles

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In front of Grand Central Market is a vibrant and thriving community of multicultural stands and food stops. The side of the street is a crowded area without nice management. Here does not allow for green space implementation and has a lot of traffic congestion and high pedestrian activities.

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SPATIAL DIAGRAM

“Walk in the park” followed the idea: from a publicly-owned land to a sharing space, the park has greatly encouraged the communication between people and provided a more colorful lifestyle. Transforming the urban context and scale into different landscape spaces is also a way to eliminate the sense of strangeness.

 

Using a single, meandering pathway to link public plazas, water fountain, bioretention gardens, gently sloping meadows, bus station and bicycle management with the surrounding neighborhood, the park ties together disparate functions and creates a space that offers diversity of use.

SUSTAINABLE SYSTEM AND PROGRAMMATIC DIAGRAM

Eco- Friendly Materials

Utilization of natural and renewable eco-friendly material to preveting envioronmental pollution and making our cities more sustainble.

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Water Cycling System

The Walkable Compact Jets are designed to recirculate the fountain water through its filtering cover. In this way, not only the water from the fountain is recovered efficiently to recirculate it always clean, but it also makes it possible to take advantage of the rainwater to fill the water tank, optimizing this valuable natural resource to the maximum.

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Bioswale/ Recycled

Stormwater For Irrigation

Pervious pavement effectively treats, detains, and infiltrates stormwater runoff where landscape-based strategies are restricted or less desired.

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Solar Led Lighting

The whole roof of bus stop will be applied solar panel. The energy produced by the panels will be stored and then redirected to the many LED lights which can shine at the nighttime. This is carefully designed to maximize impact of the array and minimize wasted energy use.

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Public Vehicle

Management System

To reach the sustainable mobility goals, urban equipment for public spaces helps to build a bike-friendly city and encourage reduce veihicle transportation.

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“Modular” System

The whole set of urban park system can be implementing in each area in the city. The different functional areas can be make different combinations to fit in other locations.

Activities Distribution

Setting Distribution

Soil + Vegetation Distribution

Main Path

Circulation

Water

Building

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EXPERIENCE

Gently Sloping Meadows

This gently sloping meadows with multiple landscape typologies encourages people direction engagement with the natural cycles of nature and reconnects people to the ecological world.

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Water Fountain

The walkable floor foundation inform the impact of water and the power water to human can have in nature and in day-to-day

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Bioretention Garden

Using a single, meandering pathway to link with other activities and the surrounding neighborhood. A path allow people sink into the nature atomsphere and take a moment to meditate and reconnect with nature.

Public Plaza

In the back of the bus station is a communicate message board. Riders and passers-by can post ads and community announcements to a moderated bulletin board placed on the bus stop, enhancing the functionality of the bus shelter as a public place. Ad information can be uploaded by sending a video, image, or text message from a mobile device. The bus stop then becomes a place to gather and exchange community relevant information.

 

Moreover, this public plaza provides a setting and table allowing people to spend time socializing and have food here.

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Bicycle Management

This area is incorporating urban equipment for public spaces(streetscape) that people can helps to build a bike-friendly city

Bus Station

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In front of the bus station, there is an interactive trip planning map.Users can place a finger on their desired destination on a touch-sensitive map. The bus stop will show the shortest bus-travel path from where they are. Using information from a GPS tracking system, it will also show where the relevant buses are positioned in real-time and when they are expected to arrive at their desired destination.

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SUSTAINABLE SYSTEM DETAILS

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SECTION PHYSICAL MODEL