The Echoing Plateau project demonstrates a literal lift to the waterfront of New Rochelle, New York. This project was an attempt to bring life and activity into an underused and underdeveloped area of the historic city as a way to rejuvenate the community and the land.
Toshiki Hirano's explored a facelift approach to his landscape architecture assignment. It looks as though the top layer of earth was cut out and pulled away to produce an elevated plaza with more usable space beneath it. Little hills were extracted beneath the curling corners of the Echoing Plateau terrace to offer lush patches of sloping lawn with lovely protective shade. Plenty of parking is available beneath the big curved deck to make the outdoor space accessible to more people.
Echoing Plateau Manipulates a City's Landscape to Raise its Tired State
1. Elevated Parkitecture - An opportunity exists for architects to design innovative elevated spaces that make new use of neglected urban areas.
2. Landscape Facelift - Landscape architects can revitalize communities by reimagining neglected spaces through sustainable and creative design.
3. Outdoor Space Optimization - As urban areas continue to densify, developers can look towards innovative uses of outdoor space, such as parking beneath elevated decks, to provide valuable additional space for communities.
1. Architecture - Architects can apply new design concepts that reinvigorate urban environments.
2. Landscape Architecture - Landscape architects can utilize sustainable and innovative design techniques to transform underused outdoor spaces.
3. Real Estate Development - Developers can reimagine underutilized land, such as parking lots, as valuable outdoor space for communities, creating new opportunities for property value growth.