Over the weekend, SCAPE and Studio Gang were in Memphis to celebrate the opening of the new Engagement Center at Tom Lee Park. At the opening, the community was invited to view renderings, animations, and an immersive virtual reality experience of the designs for the new park. Starting February 4th, the center will be open daily from 9AM to 4:30PM, Monday-Friday, for visitors to experience and interact with the new designs and learn more about the team’s design process. Partnership staff will host office hours and facilitate the immersive virtual reality experience on Wednesdays from 4-7PM and Saturdays from 12-3PM.
SCAPE’s designs for the park draw inspiration from the river, re-imagining the space as a vibrant and dynamic civic space that fosters positive encounters and civic pride, restores natural ecology and conditions, and better connects the city to the river. As Kate describes, “The dynamic forms of the Mississippi River Basin itself inspired a series of rooms in the park, creating a unique template for diverse civic spaces and ecological revitalization.”
See the designs and read more about the project here.
Photo courtesy of DCA Memphis.