THE BLUE RING With the enhancement of Seattle’s urban ecosystem as a guiding principle, this project addresses open space opportunities and connections in the downtown core. The artist participated in development of the overall conceptual framework and provided schematic designs for a pilot project called “Westlake Gardens: urban watershed as urban flow”. Using thoroughfares and gathering places as metaphoric urban streams with flows and eddies, the design applies a new typology of the street as urban watershed—demonstrating poetic and functional ways to capture, reveal, use, and reuse water. A promenade and sequence of outdoor rooms support a variety of activities. PROJECT CREDITS:
Lorna Jordan, Artist with Mithun Architects & Planners, Team Leader; Heartland; and Coughlin, Porter & Lundeen Commissioned by CityDesign Seattle’s Open Space Strategy for Center CitySeattle’s Open Space Strategy for Center CitySeattle’s Open Space Strategy for Center CitySeattle’s Open Space Strategy for Center CitySeattle’s Open Space Strategy for Center CityProject Credits