Bowery Park consists of a series of mixed use buildings with an “urban field” condition which serves as a public park. The infill site in Knoxville, TN, currently a parking lot backing up to an interstate off ramp, required a small percentage of land use for the building program. This left a large area which was designated as a public park which would serve as an important node along the new connection to the public green way system of Knoxville.
The need for public, semi-public & private outdoor space was taken into account for the design of both the building and the landscape. Knoxville’s third creek runs through the site in a retention structure which also handles the water run off from the Old City. The “man made” creek was utilized as a site amenity and park was created around the feature.