The Woven Edge

by Elizabeth Savrann (MLA '18)

The project widens the river by exposing and repurposing an underground water management channel on site. This excavation between the existing subterranean infrastructure and the Kanda River creates room for the design of an active waterfront, dual rivers, and a functional edge condition. The river walls slow water speed and enable vegetation growth, program and architectural form. The river’s edge is rethought as an interface for viewing and experiencing the woven nature of riverside infrastructure in Tokyo.