德克萨斯州伍德兰市水道广场/SASAKI
Waterway Square, the Woodlands, Texas by SASAKI
2015-06-03 13:17:54    | keywords: 德克萨斯州  水道  广场 
德克萨斯州伍德兰市水道广场/SASAKI
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伍德兰城市中心地块占地28000英亩(约11331.2公顷),位于休斯顿以北35英里(约56公里)处,规划于20世纪70年代,是城镇规划的里程碑,保留了原有树木并整合了可持续环境策略。伍德兰水道是伍德兰城市中心的标志性建筑之一,全长1.4英里(约2.25公里),为市民的娱乐与交通提供了便利。2003年,SASAKI建筑设计事务所应要求对全新的城市中心写字楼及商场所涉机动车道进行重新规划,从而完成了市中心总体规划并对街道网络及新建城市空间沿途的各种人行通道进行了合理布局。水道广场位于伍德兰市中心,是一处小型都市空间,沿水道而建,四周分布着多家餐厅、多个写字楼和住宅单元以及一家酒店。

为了将市郊环境变成一个适于行走的市中心,SASAKI在大宗地块上重叠规划了松散的街道网络,从而形成了可根据市场需求进行逐步开发的城市街区。事实证明,这一策略的作用不可限量,因为,伍德兰市的人口从1990到2000年增长了90%,而从2000年到2010年则增长了70%,达95 000之多。一系列新增的公园、广场、绿道及独特的城市街道形成了魅力十足的怡人景观,也提升了临近开发区的房地产价值。

水道广场占地1英亩(约0.4公顷),其独特之处在于精心设计的喷泉。该广场已成音乐、节庆及其他市民活动的中心。该设计合理利用场地的独特地形,打造上下两级露台,从而通过水道广场将市中心街道与水道连接起来。每个露台均设计成简单的井字格局,以反映周围建筑的几何形态。

广场上的水体包括120英尺(约37米)长的水墙、瀑布和梯级小瀑布。喷泉、照明及音乐系统均通过精心设计,融为一体,不分昼夜地呈现完整效果。下级露台上的互动水景垂直喷射着水流,使人们得以在这处沿水道而建的小型广场上玩水嬉戏。SASAKI与艺术家合作,将雕塑作品及五颜六色的镶嵌地砖融入互动喷泉中。镶嵌地砖在喷射的水流之间形成了抽象动物的图案,使喷泉更加多姿多彩。在广场铺面道路之间的开放式草坪区域和树林可作为人们休闲聚会的场所,也可作为小型演出和喷泉展示的观赏区。

随着伍德兰市的发展,该市的人口密度及新建住宅的需求日益增长,为此,SASAKI一直担任该市的规划师和景观设计师。伍德兰市中心的规划工作最早是为普增房产公司制定的,自2011年起,SASAKI便与现在的业主霍华德-休斯公司合作。如今,与休斯顿市场上的其他A类物业相比,伍德兰市中心各类资产的房地产价值均高出了14%至40%,其中包括写字楼、住宅及酒店。

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Planned in the 1970s, The Woodlands Town Center is a landmark in town planning that preserves existing trees and incorporates sustainable environmental strategies on 28,000 acres 35 miles north of Houston. An iconic aspect of the town center is The Woodlands Waterway, which extends 1.4 miles and provides recreation and transport. In 2003, Sasaki was selected to reposition the automobile-oriented arrangement of office buildings and indoor mall into a new downtown. Sasaki created a Town Center Master Plan, which organizes a variety of pedestrian-oriented uses along a network of streets and new urban spaces. At the heart of the town center is Waterway Square—a small urban space along the waterway framed by restaurants, offices, a hotel, and residential units.

To transform this suburban environment to a walkable downtown, Sasaki overlaid a loose grid of streets on large parcels, which formed urban blocks that could be developed over time in response to the market. This strategy proved to be invaluable as The Woodlands grew 90% from 1990 to 2000, and 70% from 2000 to 2010 to a population of 95,000. A series of new parks, squares, greenways, and distinctly urban streets create an inviting landscape setting and enhance the real estate value of adjacent development parcels.

The distinctive, one-acre Waterway Square features a programmed fountain and has become the center for music, festivals, and other civic events. The design capitalizes on the site’s unique topography by creating upper and lower terraces that connect town center streets to the waterway via Waterway Square. Each terrace is organized in a simple grid pattern that reflects the geometry of surrounding buildings. 

Water features at the square in include a 120-foot-long water wall, waterfalls, and cascades. Fountain, lighting, and music systems are integrated, choreographed, and programmed to create a full range of effects, day and night. An interactive water feature at the lower level with vertical jets is designed for water play in a small plaza along the waterway. Sasaki worked with an artist to integrate sculptural pieces and colorful mosaics into the interactive fountain. These mosaics of abstract animal forms and colors weave between the jets of water. Open lawn areas and groves of trees within the plaza paving are used for informal gatherings and recreation and as viewing areas for small performances and fountain displays.

Sasaki’s has a continuing role as planner and landscape architect as the town evolves to support higher densities and additional residential uses. The town center planning work was initially done for General Growth Properties, and since 2011 Sasaki has worked with the current owner, The Howard Hughes Corporation. Today, the Woodlands Town Center has premium real estate values of 14% to 40% across all asset classes, including offices, residential uses, and hotels as compared to other Class A properties in the Houston market.
 
 
项目信息:
项目客户:伍德兰市土地开发公司
项目名称:水道广场
项目位置:德克萨斯州伍德兰市
项目竣工: 2008年
项目规模:1.5英亩(约0.6公顷)
项目类型:景观设计、规划设计、城市设计
项目奖项:                   
2009年,德克萨斯州娱乐与公园协会杰出公园设计奖

项目材料:
铺面:预制混凝土铺面块、露骨混凝土、镶嵌地砖
墙体:石材、预制混凝土
家具:铝制长椅、垃圾桶
照明:杆式灯具、梯级照明、喷泉专用照明
植物:纳氏栎、茉莉花、草皮

 
Project Credits:
Client Name: The Woodlands Land Development Company 
Project Name: Waterway Square
Project Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Completion Date: 2008
Size: 1.5 acres
Services: Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design
Awards: Texas Recreation and Park Society, Park Design Excellence Award, 2009

Materials:
Paving:           Precast Concrete Pavers, Exposed Aggregate Concrete, Mosaic Tile
Walls:               Stone, Precast Concrete
Furniture:         Aluminum Benches, Trash Receptacles
Illumination:    Pole Mounted Luminaire, Step Lighting, Special Fountain Lighting
Plants:             Nuttall Oak, Asian Jasmine, Sod

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