Water City: Visionary Plan for Pioneer Square Seattle 2050
Graduate Special Topics Studio : Pacific Rim 2011
Completed With Michele Quinn
In 2011, the world population reached an estimated 7 billion, 7,000,000,000It estimated that by 2050, the population to the US will increase by 100,000, 32.5%. The population of Seattle is projected to rise by 307,799, to 916,459 residents. This rapid increase poses many challenges to a sustainable environment.
With these major concerns at hand, Water City: Visionary Plan for Pioneer Square Seattle 2050, aims to increase urban density, while maximizing urban sustainability--with food production, water collection, and¬ alternative transportation—and also increasing quality of life.
South of Historic Pioneer Square an 1,100 vehicle surface lot and two high capacity professional sports facilities occupy the flattest, and lowest land in proximity to downtown Seattle. In 40-50 years, when these stadiums reach their demolition point, this area will be excavated, and reinforced to support Water City.