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    These boards were developed to be 30" x 42" boards. If this project interests you and you want to see a high resolution version, please send me a… Read More
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The project began with an extensive delamination of the site.  River North is mostly an industrial area soon to be re-developed due to the spread of downtown Denver to the north. These layers helped to inform the proposal for an unconventional, future identity of what is also known as the Rino District.
30" x 42" River North Environmental Systems Delamination Board
30" x 42" River North Transportaion Systems Delamination Board
30" x 42" River North Land Use Patterns Delamination Board
30" x 42" River North Compoaite Delamination Board
There is a strong presence of alternative ecologies such as art studios that thrive within River North; these ecologies are threatened by anticipated new development and subsequent increased land values. Moreover, there is a “buffer zone” of undesirable, open, vacant, gritty terrain that exists along the rail between the tracks and buildings within River North - this terrain is perhaps a wasted strip of land that has potential to become an amenity.
30" x 42" River North Environmental Critical Analysis Board
The design proposal is based on the notion that this terrain along the rail can foster and sustain atypical urban land uses that enrich and beautify the otherwise undesireable space. These uses can include studios and storefronts for alternative entrepreneurs like artsists and eco-startups, as well as open space like urban agriculture and outdoor recreational facilities.  All the while allowing a free market system to play out within the center spine of River North along Brighton Blvd, the main gateway into the city from the airport. Perhaps it will be a traveler's destination pod dawning luxurious hotels and trendy foodie spots along the river and the main road, surrounded by unique, off-the-beaten path adventures within walking distance to meet and greet the local makers and doers.
30" x 42" River North Rail Terrain: Promoting the Alternative - Synopsis Board
30" x 42" River North Rail Terrain: Promoting the Alternative - Scenarios & Tactial Matrix Board
30" x 42" River North Rail Terrain: Promoting the Alternative - Proposed Site Plan with Organizational and Material Elements Board
30" x 42" River North Rail Terrain: Promoting the Alternative - Enlarged Site Plans & Site Perspectives Board
30" x 42" River North Rail Terrain: Promoting the Alternative - Enlarged Site Plan, Site Perspective, Groundcover Options, & Spatial Relationships Board