Between the Port of Oakland and the post-industrial, residential community of West Oakland, over 400 acres of former Army Base land is to be developed for port expansion. West Oakland has long suffered from major health problems directly related to air contamination from port activities, yet the community reaps few direct economic benefits from this hub of international trade. The port expansion is an opportunity for reimagining the relationship with the surrounding community. Our design integrates ecosystem services with port operations, creating an Ecological Processing Zone. We are working closely with community members, port workers and executives, city officials, and primary developer staff. Through pollution mitigation and toxicity remediation strategies, our proposal seeks to increase community health, safety, and mobility. Our plan looks forward 100 years, advocates for progressive legislation and regulatory measures, integrates ecological infrastructure with sustainable urban timber harvesting and renewable energy production, and forges intricate and vital connections between the port and its neighboring community.
Ecological Processing Zone (EPZ)
Competition Finalist for: Open Architecture Challenge: [UN]Restricted Access
942 Clay St.Oakland, California 94607
Project posted by Nick Robinson