[Essay] Water and Parks for People (C3 no.409)


João Pedro T. A. Costa

C3 no.409 / pp.116-121 (6 pages)



Water and Parks for People: Environment, Involvement and Education _ João Pedro T. A. Costa

Designing the contemporary city for citizens entails a strong investment in the improvement of the environment, the involvement of the population and the development of opportunities for education. Three water landscape projects built for citizens are presented. They exemplify different solutions to address these concomitant approaches. Situated in Russia, the United States of America and Denmark, these park projects explore the diversity of contexts in the landscape’s relationship with the water system: how it is beside, in and with the water. […]


Zaryadye Park   Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park   SWA / Balsley + Weiss / Manfredi
Naturkraft   Thøgersen & Stouby + SLA