MILE 16: RICARDO DIAZ

ENERGIZING MILE 16 AND SURROUNDING

 

Make mile 16 of the Los Angeles River a working mechanism to generate energy and enhance open spaces in connection to recharge the aqueduct. My proposition goal is to make mile 16 of the Los Angeles River a working mechanism to generate energy and enhance open spaces in connection to recharge the aqueduct. Mile 16 is located by Lankershim Blvd in Studio City, right behind Universal Studios.

OBJECTIVES:

•Ecological Research Hub
•Center for Environmental Education
•Outdoor Classroom/Lab
•Recreational Area

DESIGN:

Created recreational space along with educational space where run off water and open space was. In that open space I designed bioswale for the water to cleaned before it gets to the river. These recreational and educational spaces are placed close to residential. In the begging part of mile 16 I propose to have a four tier water collection area. The four tiers would have a soft bottom so water would percolate the ground and raise the water table. On the rest of my mile I propose to have solar panels to generate clean energy. The solar panels would be placed in on top of the channel as if it was covering it but they would only be placed on the northern side because on the southern side there is some shade from the trees and buildings.

Site Plan

Site Plan

Section C for Mile 16

Section C for Mile 16

Analysis from Mile 16
Analysis from Mile 16


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