Academic | Fall 2013 | Frank Melendez, Kelli Brooks
The Floodwalk draws from the background and function of a boardwalk. It was envisioned as a structure that would examine, emphasize, and inhabit the boundary between the earth and water.
The system of levees and walls prevent and protect against rising water levels during storms. The space stretches along the shore of the Strip’s waterfront, creating spaces of public use and revitalizing what used to be an empty part of the Strip. The restaurant is located at one end of its length, existing as either the final destination of a journey or the focal point of a beginning. The remainder of the stretch includes markets, sunbathing areas, and shaded rest areas.