Author: Gerry Rafael-White
Project Title: Soiled Absorption
Urban Forestry Knowledge Centre
2022 Stantec Prize Winner (Third Place)
The site interacts with the developing community by taking in the disturbed fill that is excavated from the regional sites of urban development. The site becomes a quilt of mounds and phytoremediation, where the mounds and vegetation act as proverbial sponges for urban toxicity. Children will learn to care for the genetically modified trees that are raised on-site, in front of a backdrop remediating toxicity.