21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor presents seven potential land use models for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor for one night only at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. Graduate students in Professor Sean Burkholder’s Architecture Design Studio 6 at the University of Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning created these models to illustrate how park-oriented land use (something we’re big fans of) can provide an ecological connector conjoining the well-loved Tifft Nature Preserve and Times Beach.
Burkholder’s students were tasked with “hypothesiz[ing] the role design and planning have in integrating the disputed agendas of Ecology, Development and the Social Good.” 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor Park believes the seven models are successful demonstrations of the integration the Design Studio sought to achieve and incorporations of the principles we espouse toward the development of the Outer Harbor.
While each model is the work of one student, representing one vision for the Outer Harbor, the best community resources arise from community processes.
Spend the evening with us and some light refreshments, take a look at several different visions for the Outer Harbor and let us know what you would like to see there.