Open Space

Historical Urban Sprawl

Centralized Sewage

The Green Belt

The Western Edge

Traversing the Agricultural Edge

Urban to rural edge typologies reflect that development is encroaching on agriculture land, the four specific sites analyzed show a similarity in this gradient.


Rural: Suburban

Rural: New Development

Rural: Suburbal

Unregulated Urban Sprawl

Current Conditions

Centralized Sewage & Current Sewage Treatment Plants

Densification Within Boundaries of Green Belt

Proposed Conditions

Decentralized Sewage Hubs Within Boundaries of Green Belt

Current and Proposed Conditions

Urban sprawl is encroaching on the agricultural edge of the city when densification could be a way of containing the spread of population. The Green Belt is a way to retain this sprawl.

Additionally the parts of the city near the agricultual edge are not connected to the main centralized sewage system. The proposed Green Belt would contain decentralized sewage treatment hubs to address the unconnected area.

Evolution of Axes

System Movement Analysis

Sewage is moved toward green belt to decentralized sewage treatment hubs. Water is moved around the Green Belt watering connected orchards. Trees are moved around the Green Belt and inward toward the city. Food from chards is moved in towards the city.



Initial Vision + Calculations

Sewage Treatment Process
Rotating Biological Contactor

Sewage Treatment Capacity Calculations

Current Conditions: Site Plan

Current Conditions: Site Plan

Proposed Conditions: Site Plan

Proposed Conditions: Site Plan

The Root: Site Plan