This was a student project by Scott Dobbe for Keoni Fleming's ARCH 844 course, Spring 2006.
"Medary Waste Park began as a detailed analysis of the designer's personal waste trajectory. By carefully cataloguing one's activities and measuring the real cost of even moderate consumption, the urgent need to alter these patterns emerged. Central to this conclusion was the realization that "waste is not waste," based on the lost utility (or potential value) of resources that are currently landfilled at alarming rates.
At the site of historic Medary Elementary, near the OSU campus, a vast asphalt playground was chosen as the site for a prototype "waste park." Here changes would begin with new attitudes in the young, as a drop-off point for recycled consumer goods. Using the real value of these saved resources, along with community incentives, to reinvest in the park, students would see as their efforts began to transform the barren asphalt into a greener, denser, and more vibrant expression of their wants and needs. In this "plug-and-play" mode of development, Medary Waste Park challenges the conceptual ideas of the ground while addressing the sustainable needs of a changing community." -- Scott Dobbe
This work is a part of the online collections of the Knowlton School of Architecture Student Archives, The Ohio State University. It is part of an effort to make accessible student work ranging from the first student that graduated from the program in 1903 to the present.
Keywords: student work, KSA, drawings and plans.