MultiGrid responds to "Sixty Nine Seventy: The Spaces Between," an ideas competition for downtown Salt Lake City.
LOCATION Salt Lake City, Utah TEAM Mike Albert, Aneesha Dharwadker, Fadi Masoud, Conor O'Shea, Victor Perez-Amado AWARDS Honorable Mention, Jury Award Finalist, People's Choice Award Finalist (2013)
Salt Lake City is located within a regional system of parks and natural water flows. The MultiGrid proposal functions in relation to larger ecological and environmental factors in this region.
The proposal offers four grids that work simultaneously in Blocks Sixty Nine and Seventy: Micro Grid (major streets), Fine Grid (minor streets), Green Grid (ecological and recreational spaces), and Culture Grid (matrix of changing activity spaces).
The leftover spaces in Blocks Sixty Nine and Seventy are programmed for diverse urban uses.
Street plantings, pavement, and hidden infrastructure work together to improve stormwater drainage and remediation on-site.