Reframing Richmond: Orchestrating Water Cycles

Reframing Richmond: Orchestrating Water Cycles

Project: Miyo Takeda Graduate Design Studio

Program: Landscape Architecture, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Year: 2015

Advisors: Kees Lokman, David Flanders

Description: This project explores the future of a growing community in a flood-prone area within Metro Vancouver. Here, Miyo invites us to imagine how a community can leverage flooding and sea level rise by re-orchestrating water systems within agricultural and semi-industrial open spaces. This breaks down binary ways of thinking about land use and zoning, and experiments with landscape machines which layer productive land together with people and active use. She has composed what is truly a business park, and a model for resilient community development in the floodplain.

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