JUDKINS COMMUNAL CENTER
As a six-block strip of green enlivens, Judkins Park is a multipurpose park corridor in the Central Area of Seattle, WA. Although it is located within an attractive landscape, it lacks a program that encourages community engagement. Judkins Park Communal Center is designed to act as the backbone of the Central Area of Seattle enabling health, recreation, and creativity activities to serve as anchors to the neighborhood and support a healthy and strong sense of togetherness. It is compromised of three one-story buildings that incorporate a diverse program targeted to a wide population. A few of the programmatic elements include a library, a communal kitchen, a wellness clinic, and senior and pre-school classrooms.
Aiming for a minimum possible disturbance on the amount of green space, Judkins Communal Center becomes the ‘crack’ of Rainier Valley. The 4000 sq ft taken off greenery for pedestrian pebble walkway is compensated with a green bridge summing the same square footage. Greenroofs are also implemented..