Towers | Golde Landscape Architects and Site Planners

INFRASTRUCTURE

CHILLED WATER PLANT AND CHILLED WATER DISTRIBUTION LOOP

YALE UNIVERSITY SCIENCE AREA

New Haven, Connecticut

Owner:

 

Architect:

Yale-New Haven Hospital

 

Charney Architects

RMF Engineering

For this major utilities infrastructure installation, Towers|Golde led the design for the site of the facility as well as the restoration of a half mile of the Farmington Canal Greenway Trail and the implementation of two city blocks of streetscape. ᅠT|G introduced a new, sustainable approach to these urban sites, using native tree species to create a series of natural groves for walkers and bicyclists and introducing new drought-tolerant grasses.ᅠ Existing trees were protected and historic masonry walls were restored. Subtle, but significant re-grading accommodated a new accessible trail crossing.  More dramatic grading helped screen the facility. Storm water was managed in swales and with below-grade detention structures.ᅠ Pedestrian safety was addressed at a number of crossings with special pavement, traffic control bollards, security phones, crosswalks and signage.

85 WILLOW ST NEW HAVEN CT 06511  203 773 1153

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