The master planning focuses on preserving the existing ecology of Peddocks Island while creating ecological hubs of historical and present-day vegetation as an exploration and education experience for the visitors.
The unique ecology of Peddocks Island is a result of its rich history of both agricultural and militaristic use along with abandonment and deforestation. In order to address the diverse ecology on the island, the design aims to create a crafted experience while addressing challenges such as sea level rise.
The approach excavates on the two drumlins of East Head and moves the soil and trees to the central axis and hillsides of the landscape in order to raise the ground level of the landscape. The use of excavations and voids instead of above-ground structures allows a sense of exploration and preserves the existing ecology.
Detailed Drawings of each program
Museum, Research Center, Living & Dinning, Water Pool, Trail, and Maintained Exiting Structure
Detailed Sections of each program
Each excavated hole has assigned programs, and the entire area is connected through the crafted pathway