Sunday, April 23 2017
In 2009, STUDIOS Architecture was selected by renowned landscape architecture firm The Olin Studio and the Canal Park Development Association to design a café/pavilion and associated structures for Canal Park, the first new urban park in Washington in over 20 years and situated within blocks of DC’s vibrant Anacostia Waterfront. Initially engineered in 1810 by Benjamin Latrobe, the original Canal linked Tiber Creek with the historic Washington Navy Yard. The design team transformed an area of vacant lots and abandoned buildings into a sustainable, urban oasis for a new generation of Washingtonians.
Canal Park was designed to be a model of sustainability, exploring the creative, cutting edge of energy efficiency with the intent of being a “zero energy park.” The pavilion structures support this effort and are forward-thinking in their design, and as much a draw as the park itself.
This tour will emphasize the history of the site, the goals of the project’s program, and the creativity behind the infrastructure that enables the three-block park to act as a storm water retention and bio-filtration system for the surrounding neighborhood.
Presented by: STUDIOS Architecture