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Meridian 105 Architecture Redesigns the Sacramento Capitol Mall Into a Community Haven

Posted By C. Mitchell On October 19, 2011 @ 12:50 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Reader Submitted Content | 1 Comment

Meridian 105 Architecture [1] submitted this proposal to the City of Sacramento as a concept for the redesign of Capitol Mall [2], the entry boulevard and view corridor to the California State Capitol building. The proposal reconsiders vehicular circulation, activates a grassed median running through the center of the street, and integrates a network of bike and pedestrian circulation connecting the mall to the cultural and historical components of the city. The project’s environmental considerations include a stormwater management plan featuring over 80% water permeable paving [3], a network of water treatment swales that capture excess runoff, and a rainwater collection system for irrigation. The plan extends the city’s rich urban tree canopy into the mall, preserves the existing treescape already established, and is even capped off with a man-made rainbow. The City of Sacramento has sought proposals to redesign the Capitol Mall through an open competition [4], hoping to establish community interest and spur momentum towards implementing the best ideas.

+ Meridian 105 Architecture [1]

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[1] Meridian 105 Architecture: http://www.meridian105.com/

[2] concept for the redesign of Capitol Mall: http://www.meridian105.com/projectsac.html

[3] water permeable paving: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permeable_paving

[4] competition: http://inhabitat.com/designcompetitions/

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