10000TREES 

          

COASTAL RESILIENCE, RISD       PROFESSOR ANNE TATE,  LAURA BRIGGS       

 

 

This project investigates the development of a new waterfront district at Field’s Point, Providence, through adopting a canopy and a ground strategy. The modular system umbrella structure, together with different ground conditions, create different spatial experiences within the system. The project focuses on the inhabitation between canopy and ground to create a carbon-free future as well as resilience strategies.

SITE

 

The site is located in Field’s Point, Providence. The 34 acres area consists of water treatment & natural gas facilities on one side and institutional & residential spaces on the other side.

 

2020

 

2030

 

2050

SEA LEVEL RISE

 

The site will be heavily impacted by sea-level rise. By 2050, it is predicted to have risen 9 feet. Therefore completely flooding the site when a 50-year storm hits in 2050.

CONCEPT

 

Inspired by the idea of turning this industrial site into a landmark, the scheme looks at designing a renewable energy site that’s welcoming to the public. Solar and hydroelectricity are generated on the site while providing a variety of entertainment facilities.

CANOPY

PROGRAM

 

APPROACHING

 

DISCOVERY GARDEN