The Landfill Interpretive Transect (2001-2002)

I participated in the City of New York’s international landscape design competition Fresh Kills: Landfill to Landscape, a competition devoted to redesigning and eventually reclaiming the world’s largest landfill. I worked with the Center for Land Use Interpretation (at the invitation of RIOS Architects of Los Angeles) to design an interpretive tourist trail that winds through the landfill and explores it’s varied infrastructure and dynamic internal processes. This Interpretive Transect features such highlights as gas, fluid, and temperature monitoring stations, along with an internal landfill viewing tunnel—where visitors can descend into the depths to view layers of trash through special viewing windows.