Annetta Fruehof
Kaypong Biodiversity
Community

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN [L+U OPTION]

EVLU 4012 STUDIO 5

INSTRUCTOR KAMNI GILL

One of the driving principles of this design was the idea that every resident in the community should have access to a rich green space. These spaces work as central green cores bringing the community together, located in each block. They make up the wet and dry plazas of the design. The dry spaces are typically savanna like conditions, with vegetation that can withstand drought; prairie grasses and oak trees. The wet plazas treat water and run-off on site. The chosen vegetation thrives in wet/moist conditions. The specific layout of the plantings and the atmospheres that are present in them varies; they can be used for recreation, or leisure, etc... This proposal provides a framework and allows agency to the members of the community residing here to contribute to design decisions.