DISCOVERY DISTRICT

ATLANTA, GA | 2016 ULI HINES STUDENT COMPETITION

M.Arch 2016 2 weeks | Allison Buker, Vanessa Lira, Stefan Pugatchenko, Blake Reeves, Anna Snyder

The project site located between Downtown and Midtown, just east of the I-75/85 Connector. As the city of Atlanta attempts to draw more people to its urban settings, the Discovery District embraces the city lovers’ commonality: curiosity. Through urban interventions that embrace both left brain and right brain thinkers, Discovery District is more than just a singular physical development, it is a community of intellectuals built around shared ideas and passions. The primary goals of this development are to connect the area with intellectual hubs, attract a newly vibrant culture, and make the area more sustainable. Without a cohesive cultural identity, these blocks do not live up to their potential. By attracting Atlanta’s urban thinkers, Discovery District embraces a latent undertone in urban culture.

CONNECT | Embracing the area’s multi-modal nature as it emerges as a major east/west and north/south connection point for the city.

01. Activating and Greening the Streets, 02. The Landing: Rediscovering the Connector, 03. Gateway to Georgia Tech

ATTRACT | Forming and defining Discovery District’s unique culture.

01. Journey of Discovery, 02. The Atlanta Knowledge Bank, 03. Crosstown Market

SUSTAIN | Creating a district that sustains the local environment, community, and economy.

01. The Da Vinci Stormwater Park, 02. Fontus, 03. Gathering Stakeholders

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connect | spring street
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attract | living machine
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sustain | da vinci stormwater park
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