Serenity Garden Project Charette Event

Posted on November 05, 2014

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On Wednesday, October 22, the UNCG Department of Interior Architecture and community partners gathered in the Gatewood building with the goal to provide visioning for a new “Serenity Garden” that will be part of the City Oasis Project at Warnersville. The larger project goal is connected to combating the frequency of ‘food deserts’ in Guilford County. Students, faculty, and community partners generated design ideas for the front of the community garden at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Greensboro, NC in a day-long design charrette. “Serenity Garden” will be the name of the garden area and must meet specific programmatic needs such as a branding strategy with sample signage, a visible and welcoming entrance, thoughtful connections to the church building and the other areas of the site, and donation beds along the front sidewalk. Select final charrette projects will be shared with the Warnersville community as ‘conversation starters.’ The first phase of the garden has a budget set at $2,000.

The student groups were instructed to prepare a series of deliverables by 3:00 pm on a 30’x40’ board including:

  • Concept statement and images
  • A rendered site plan with all areas/feature labeled (scale: 1 -0 =3/32 )
  • Zoom in plan views of key areas such as the gathering spaces (scale: 1 -0 =1/4 )
  • An indication of key construction materials used in your design (include images as appropriate)
  • Sketches of brand elements and sketch perspectives that convey visitor experience
  • A physical site model (scale: 1 -0 =3/32 ) (can be made of found objects)

The department and community partners enjoyed the collaborative process offering the opportunity to engage the community and other students from all years and experiences

Reposted from UNCG Department of Interior Architecture [i]news

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