Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Size: 780 acres
Baker cannel is an important part of Baker city’s drainage system. It connects Baker city with Mississippi river. In flood season, this cannel needs to with stand the huge amount of water to ensure the safety of Baker city. Located within the Baker cannel corridor, this project is the concept design of the east campus and experimental farmland of Southern University. It mitigates the storm water and flood risk by creating a sustainable agriculture land, which composed a water network attached with varies elevated planting zones and detention ponds. Like a sponge, it will hold and make use of the water from rainfall, Baker city and Mississippi. Also, the innovative activity spaces in the agriculture land with diverse planting conditions are designed to activate the outdoor life of students and surrounded neighborhood.