Consolidation with passing Through-Views

ECO ENERGY PARK

Consolidation with passing Through-Views

ECO ENERGY PARK 2013
Greenport, NY

PROGRAM:
This project is a conceptual visualization for the Village of Greenport’s initial proposal for an Eco-Energy Park on an 8.7 acre parcel, currently contains the Village outfall pipe from its sewage treatment plant. There are two goals. One is to build a self-generated energy system to replace the costly, open-market purchases of additional electrical. The second goal is to develop the site as a public park, educational facility, conference center, and demonstration site for a range of sustainable and green infrastructure practices.

AWARD:
AIA Peconic Design Award 2013

PUBLICATION:
AAQ2014


Adopting the existing site terrain, solar panels, buildings, parking, and the earth were consolidated in a compact complex, without stopping through views. 

Buildings and parking spaces are tucked under rows of solar panels. Visitor center is designed as two buildings, which are half submerged into the hill.  Place between two buildings is kept open to connect the two levels on the site, as a transitional public “ramped plaza”.

All green treatments/ interventions will be categorized, grouped and located to guide visitors’ experiences along the themed trail network based on SUN, EARTH, WIND, and WATER.   Each trail includes themed cabins, such as “Sundial Cabin,” “Folded Terrain Cabin,” “Chimney Cabin,” and “Water Harvesting Cabin”.