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URBAN DESIGN MERIT

BUCKHEAD PARK OVER GA400
ROGERS PARTNERS ARCHITECTS + URBAN DESIGNERS
ATLANTA, GA

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Rogers Partners Architects +
Urban Designers Team
Rob Rogers, FAIA, L. Tyler Swanson, AIA,
ASLA, Elizabeth Stoel, AIA, Alex Warr,
Anne Herndon, Gavin Baker, Humbi Song,
Alistair Benckenstein, Deok Kyu Chung
Collaborators
ASD | Sky, Buckhead Community Improvement District,
Guy Nordenson and Associates, WSP | Parsons
Brinckerhoff, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects,
Renfro Design Group, HR&A Advisors, Ernst and
Young, Coxe Curry and Associates, ETM Associates

Rogers Partners and Nelson Byrd Woltz

For decades, the City of Atlanta's affluent Buckhead section has
needed additional parkland. With a major, multilane freeway, GA400,
cutting through it, and a MARTA regional light rail platform and
tracks occupying land as well, the area lacked the enriching connective tissue of pedestrian-only green spaces. The proposed remedy is
a detailed plan and concept design for an innovative park spanning
the freeway, rail lines, and station. Making strategic connections that
will enhance the life of the district, Buckhead Park Over GA400 will
extend overhead with long areas of native trees and walkways.
The undulating Piedmont topography, direct transit access, and
cultural opportunities are some of the significant elements woven into
this expansive public space. Plantings derived from native plant communities will reduce the heat island effect, capture storm water, and
support regional flora and fauna. The 2,500-foot-long space will offer
a mix of experiences, including the shaded grove of the commons for
picnics and casual gatherings, a grand plaza with vibrant edges and a
large public display at the train stop, and lush, intimate gardens for immersive nature and art walks. Spanning the length of the park, an allée
of high-canopied pines provides a defining structural element to the
sequence of spaces.
This project extends deep into the district, with pedestrian paths
seamlessly connecting with neighboring streets to promote foot traffic
into and across the park. It will also become a destination on Path 400,
a regional recreational and commuter bike path and running trail, and
introduce improved connections to regional destinations. With a bike
share station included in the plaza, the park is envisioned as a model
for the multimodal future of Atlanta.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2017 Design Awards

Letter from the President
Introduction
Best in Competition
De Maria Pavilion
Main: East Side Lofts
INTERIORS Honor
The Met Breuer
PROJECTS Honor
Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study
The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Pilot
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