University of Cincinnati – Campus Green

Cincinnati, Ohio

Campus Green transforms an asphalt parking lot into open lawns, gardens and an arboretum. The circulation system that winds through the space, a series of intertwined braided paths, refers symbolically to the course of a stream that formerly ran through the site and incorporates storm water collection runnels and a fountain feature. Additional paths intersect the braided system and connect destination points that surround the Green. The Green serves as the common open space for a mix of uses: the College of Business, the Campus Recreation Center by Morphosis, the Bookstore, the Alumni and Faculty Center, and housing. As such, the Green is the “social center” of campus.