Haoyang Li, Suke Yao, Yaxuan Shi, Yiliang Zhang, Yiqi Deng, Yun Huang
The Vermillion Riverfront project is the product of a Graduate Studio in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Landscape Architecture. The project aims to raise public awareness of the Vermilion Riverfront landscape, and its potential of being a rich and vibrant public space as part of the larger urban green-line system.
Movement is the main concept of the project. It is based on Danville’s urban history, dynamic natural processes, and the mental image of the City. The design reveals ecological processes in shifting water levels and sediment, movement of sun, and changes in shade. As well, it enhances perceptions of the region’s natural elements. The sustainable approach is a departure from the area’s conventional picturesque landscape design to new dynamic landscape design model.