Slant Open International Landscape Design 2014

Published On: 4 April 2014

Competitions

The POPOVICH Team entered an international concept focused competition held by the Slant Organization alongside sixty-two international submissions, winning 4th place. The design competition challenge was to envision a landscape that represented the concept of “transition” within defined boundaries of an imaginary site.

(Succession)x was an interpretative design of this concept challenging what the contemporary landscape can manifest by comprehensively and cohesively exploring nature’s translation of transition. Examining ecological systems, we discover that succession is ubiquitous in their orientation and geometry. As such, the programming of this site included public amenities and activities in a manner that finely interprets the model of succession, providing discovery and experience.

Visually, this site offers users both external observation and internal examination of succession within the Pacific Northwest, using immersive and contemporary design. Physically, the landform interprets transition utilizing a slanted plain, or wedge, which is subdivided in geometric form and transforms from geometric to fluid. Reinforcing the notion of transition, the sites surface materials offer a range in colour, texture and form. Beginning in the south with pyramidal up-right conifers, transitioning into deciduous plantings, in turn becoming low lying groundcovers and geomorphic materials, the site blends into the abstract, openness of the ocean.

Visually, this site offers users both external observation and internal examination of succession within the Pacific Northwest, using immersive and contemporary design. Physically, the landform interprets transition utilizing a slanted plain, or wedge, which is subdivided in geometric form and transforms from geometric to fluid. Reinforcing the notion of transition, the sites surface materials offer a range in colour, texture and form. Beginning in the south with pyramidal up-right conifers, transitioning into deciduous plantings, in turn becoming low lying groundcovers and geomorphic materials, the site blends into the abstract, openness of the ocean.

To explore the concept further, please have a look at our submission here: http://www.slant.eu/t135.pdf

 

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