This project looked at Baltimore as an example of a modern city that is still shaped by massive infrastructural constructions of the latter 20th century. Baltimore, like many cities, went through a period of dramatic change as large swaths of the city were demolished to make way for high-speed, multi-lane roadways. This period of infrastructural urbanism began at a time when social inequality was codified in the city by discriminatory housing policies. These roadways have both reinforced these inequalities and subverted the city’s natural systems. In this project, a green-way system with multiple 3D-thresholds was proposed to deal with both the physical disconnections and the community isolation caused by existing infrastructures in the city. These 3D-thresholds would function as gateways in the greenway system inside the city to reform the city's identity and proud.
Location Baltimore, MD
Student Yuzhe Ma, Rhode Island School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2020
Category Transportation & Infrastructure
2020 AIANY + ASLANY Transportation + Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards