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Location: 
Atlanta, GA
Team: 


Design Team
:
Jorge Bazan, Chris Shern, Juan Archila

Date: 
2010-10
Date: 
2010-
Description: 


Project Size:

131.5 acres (53.2 ha)

In order to make Zoo Atlanta and the Cyclorama true Atlanta destinations for both residents and tourists, the geographically isolated Grant Park neighborhood must reconnect with the rest of the city. Through the analysis of existing site conditions, zoning, neighborhood development patterns, and city transportation networks, we created a Master Plan that proposes the following:

•    A new light rail transportation system that links Grant Park to Turner Field and the West End MARTA Station to the West and Piedmont Park to the North.
 
•    A redesigned Grant Park that establishes better connections to the neighborhood and takes advantage of existing topography through new paths and entry points. 

•    A redesigned Zoo Atlanta situated within the park instead of outside of it. Currently, the zoo divides the park in half, creating a much smaller under    utilized park area on the South end.

•    New park attractions to bring more visitors to the area such as: a new amphitheater, a Children’s Museum, a relocated and expanded Cyclorama and Atlanta Museum, additional athletic facilities, formal gardens, open areas for markets and festivals, and the reintroduction of a historic lake. 

•    Decked parking structures replace surface lots and zoo service drives are decked below exhibit and circulation spaces.

 

 

 

Grant Park and Zoo Atlanta Masterplan
Grant Park and Zoo Atlanta Masterplan Click image to enlarge
Activity Isolation
Activity Isolation Click image to enlarge
Transit Isolation
Transit Isolation Click image to enlarge
Arterial Isolation
Arterial Isolation Click image to enlarge
Transit Opportunity
Transit Opportunity Click image to enlarge
Proposed light rail including Beltline and Atlanta Street Car
Proposed light rail including Beltline and Atlanta Street Car Click image to enlarge
Link City
Link City Click image to enlarge
Corridor City
Corridor City Click image to enlarge
Emerging Corridors
Emerging Corridors Click image to enlarge
Typological Street Grids
Typological Street Grids Click image to enlarge
Typical Street Sections
Typical Street Sections Click image to enlarge
Grid Continuity Emerging
Grid Continuity Emerging Click image to enlarge
Link City Revealed
Link City Revealed Click image to enlarge
Existing Park and Zoo Isolation
Existing Park and Zoo Isolation Click image to enlarge
Proposed Concept
Proposed Concept Click image to enlarge
Existing Site Geometry
Existing Site Geometry Click image to enlarge
Existing Topography
Existing Topography Click image to enlarge
Existing Program Distribution
Existing Program Distribution Click image to enlarge
Proposed Program Distribution
Proposed Program Distribution Click image to enlarge
Proposed Park Circulation
Proposed Park Circulation Click image to enlarge
Proposed Network Design
Proposed Network Design Click image to enlarge
Proposed Grant Park Design
Proposed Grant Park Design Click image to enlarge
Grant Park Circulation Network
Grant Park Circulation Network Click image to enlarge
Proposed Zoo Atlanta Design
Proposed Zoo Atlanta Design Click image to enlarge
Zoo Atlanta Circulation
Zoo Atlanta Circulation Click image to enlarge
Zoo Atlanta Vehicular Access
Zoo Atlanta Vehicular Access Click image to enlarge
Zoo Atlanta Service Access
Zoo Atlanta Service Access Click image to enlarge
Proposed Main Park Entrance with Children's Museum and Amphitheater
Proposed Main Park Entrance with Children's Museum and Amphitheater Click image to enlarge
Grant Park Athletic Center
Grant Park Athletic Center Click image to enlarge
Grant Park City of Atlanta and Cylorama Museum
Grant Park City of Atlanta and Cylorama Museum Click image to enlarge
Grant Park Event Space and Light Rail Station
Grant Park Event Space and Light Rail Station Click image to enlarge
Grant Park Masterplan
Grant Park Masterplan Click image to enlarge