Repairing terrain

This installation commissioned by the Atlanta Beltline Partnership sought to call positive attention to Atlanta’s abandoned Beltline rail in order to transform it from a place of debris and detachment to a place of communal connection and exchange. The aim was to create an occupiable space that improved community connectivity and invited the restoration of character for the neighborhoods surrounding it. This project also served to demonstrate the need for an adequate number of pedestrian friendly public green-spaces along the Beltline that could be easily accessed using sustainable modes of the transportation. Using computer simulations, shadows created by Beltline earth banks were mapped onto a five thousand square foot area along the path. The data output from these simulations were physically represented by a matrix of vertically oriented slender fir columns installed along a five foot grid within the designated area. The resulting field of columns registered both the solar effect of the earth banks and the surface that once connected the contiguous neighborhood areas.

Overall Installation

Through Lucile Tunnel

Inner Field

Composition Diagram

Simulation Analysis