Situated on the corner of Western Ave and Union Street, the Center for Urban Water consists of three bars, punctuated by three outdoor spaces. The spaces interact with the building to teach, provide lab space and connect visitors to the native environment of the Puget Lowland. The exposed concrete frame structure relates to the warehouse typology throughout the district. Water is collected from the site and surrounding district and cleaned in the constructed wetland for reuse in the building. To mitigate the step grade change across the site, a curving pathway meanders through the tree canopy and the column grid allowing visitors to experience the site on multiple levels.
Center for Urban Water
A Laboratory and Educational Space in Downtown Seattle