Threshold Park: Waste as Nutrients


With Threshold Park, radicle imagines Albuquerque, NM’s wastewater treatment plant as a vital urban community park. In this design — which placed in the top 45 of 600+ entries in AECOM’s “Urban SOS” competition — the¬†facility becomes a municipal example of effluent water utilized and celebrated as edible-crop irrigation and a source for recreation.

cafe front

Water invigorates the landscape and invites play

Site plan
B + W bolts
Bolted rusty circle

Artifact from the site

Bucket + weed
Red wheel

Color inspiration