Last year’s award winning project at Roosevelt Plaza Park, located in front of City Hall, featured an interactive light sculpture utilizing local IBC totes as building blocks. This year’s installation re-purposes these IBC totes into a green infrastructure. With large collection saucers on top of each tower, rainwater will be collected, transported, and harvested in an artful and educational manner. Rainwater will flow from each interconnected tower through a large, blue aerial pipe to a reservoir that will be used to irrigate the planted towers themselves, and an overflow of the system will be directed into a planter designed as a demonstration rain garden. A “rain curtain” fountain and interactive “water organ” was integrated into the installation. A grove of wispy willow trees and umbrellas provides opportunities for shaded seating. The intent is to create a pleasant, tranquil place for park users to enjoy.
CLIENT: Cooper's Ferry Partnership and the City of Camden
COLLABORATORS: Sikora Wells Appel and Group Melvin Design