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Whitney Water Purification Facility and Park

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Steven Holl
location Connecticut, Hamden
function garden, park, water management
contributed by brandonjackson

The overall design of the park is comprised of six sectors, analogues of the six processes of water treatment in the new underground facility below. The park's "micro to macro" reinterpretation results in the unexpected, challenging conventional material spatial configuration. For example, in a field of wild mosses which corresponds to the ozonation bubbling, there are "bubble" skylight lenses which bring light to the plant loft below. In the zone corresponding to rapid mixing and high turbulence, agitated grass mounds are penetrated by little streams. Hints of the plant below rise up in stainless steel 'slices'. The administration building is formed as a stainless steel sliver rising like liquid from below. This building orients the public education entrance and is flanked by access ways on both sides.

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Whitney Water Purification Facility and Park
Whitney Avenue 940
United States
Project is public!
This project is part of 2 guides New Haven, CT, US by jingluhuang
USA 01 by SashaP
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Completion 2005
Floor area/size 13000 m2
ArchitectSteven Holl
Project ID 8094
Latitude/Longitude 41°20'10N 72°54'49W
Contributed by brandonjackson
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