2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Representation – Analog: Public Sediment for Alameda Creek
Location: California: Fremont, Newark, and Union City
Public Sediment for Alameda Creek is a proposal to address the challenge of sediment scarcity along the vulnerable urban periphery of San Francisco Bay. The initiative aims to redesign the Alameda Creek waterbody and to create a functional system that can sustainably transport sediment and provide a habitat for fish. A physical stream table model was developed to represent a leveed channel condition and to facilitate experiments with planted creek structures. Photogrammetry software helped determine the initial results of the study, informing the design of a stable multistage channel for sediment and fish passage. A 3-dimensional site model and renderings were also created as a way to inspire community engagement.
Project name: Adidas P.O.D. Plexus
Project name: Set the Objective
Designer: SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop