Pracht Wetlands Park

Wichita, KS

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Landscape Architecture Overview:

Water is the connection between the site-specific history of this location, the surrounding residential community, and the increased commercial development poised to occur. Our design is centered around the basic idea of getting people "out into the water," as close to it as possible. Water in the Pracht Wetland Park is not an "object" to be looked at, but instead, something to be "experienced" in a sensory and tactile way. Our response to the Pracht Wetland was informed by the flat characteristics of the playa environment, a sense of openness, transparency, and a "light" footprint. The overlooks, with enclosures made of metal gauze, will be softly lighted to glow from within, their structure reminiscent of nest, basket, or blind.

  • CLIENT: City of Wichita, Kansas
  • COMPLETE: June 2019
    • Great Plains Chapter ASLA - Design Unbuilt - Honor Award - 2017
    • Kansas Recreation and Parks Association - Award of Excellence - 2019
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