danny woo gardens

Community project with Steve Badanes' Neighborhood Design/Build Studio. This steep site forming the street-front of a heavily used public garden housed more drug dealers and dangerous debris than neighborhood residents wanted, necessitating a strong public face to encourage positive uses. Multiple phasis of the project included a ‘roly-poly’ seating system cascading down the hill, stairs to the upper gardens, picnic tables and benches, a strong entrance arch, and a visual screen to delineate the garden boundary. Made from concrete, steel, cedar, stones and some crushed blue glass, this new gathering place has become a popular attraction within the vibrant International District of Seattle.