CMG and Public Architecture
CMG and Public Architecture presented a plan for the redesign of Waller Creek that the team described "less of a park and more of a living city constitution," i.e. one that's ripe with interesting, ambitious built environments and public gardens.
1) Moon Garden
A series of gardens spring forth along Waller Creek, including a downtown city block illuminated by ambient lighting shimmering against the creek's water and parkland, inspired by Austin's moonlight towers.
2) 12x12 Bridges
The team proposes to have 12 Austin artists put their mark on the 12 bridges that will serve as crossing points along Waller Creek, which would be considered a "light touch" and restorative method.
3) City Deck
An eye-catching geometric boardwalk at the mouth of Lady Bird Lake surrounded by a Floating Garden provides for jumping off points for water activities and habitats for aquatic life.
4) Sabine Street Promenade
A several blocks long promenade shaded by striking crosshatched Urban Canopies will reintroduce pedestrians to this particular downtown area.
5) Urban Farm
A community farm in the heart of downtown with potential partners Urban Roots and Urban Patchwork.