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Bell Street Park Model

Posted November 4th, 2010 by

One of the challenges with typical landscape models is that they only tell half of the story. By only showing surface spatial relationships without describing subsurface conditions they often hide as much as they reveal about a project. For the Bell Street Park in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, we wanted to be sure to show how the maze of underground utilities, placed soils and above ground conditions all worked together to create a flexible, high-performance urban landscape. We had our two Danish interns, Simon and Samuel, create a plastic streetscape model that shows the many layers of performance that occurs under the street. The process and finished results can be seen in their pictures below.

And a few more, this time with people and cars:


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