Spring 2017 / Richmond, Virginia
This project identified the public transportation Richmond, Virginia as a system that could have a more meaningful relationship with water. Our approach was to first identify five “types” of urban hydrology created by impermeable roads, and then focus more closely on three bus stops along the 52/53 route. Through a parametrically generated paving system and more site specific interventions we began to alter the watershed to the benefit of the surrounding landscape and community, beginning at the bus stop. Through the bus stop we ask how these spaces can become social and hydrological catalysts and what potentials these spaces have beyond their temporary service.
Team: Kirk Gordon and Katie Kelly / Professors: Tat Bonvehi and Alex Wall