To prepare for rising sea levels, the project proposes to create an ecological laboratory working strategically with streams and diked sloughs to incrementally re-engage sediment deposits and cultivate biodiversity though various means including “sediment trains,” hyper-accretion gardens, and floating wetlands.
A great mobility loop will encompass the open space involving pedestrian and bike routes collocated with an excursion train using an existing freight line.
Causeway & Path Loop
The causeway is designed with the same ambition and flair as other iconic bay crossings but based on 21st century sensibilities for the natural environment and diverse transit types, not just vehicles.
Rather than broad concrete platforms on a forest of columns, this design is based on the principles of scenic byway design, curving to open views over the bay and marshes and oriented to natural landmarks.
View finishing - lighting & atmosphere
These final 3 views were composed & rendered by the team at TLS and were passed along to me for last-minute graphic consistency, needing only slight adjustments in atmosphere and lighting. Clearly, there’s an incredibly talented group of people at TLS!