Groundwater Treatment Facility Model

Groundwater Treatment Facility

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    • The 20th Street Groundwater Treatment Facility is located on the northwest corner of Washington and 20th Street in Phoenix. The facility is part of cleanup efforts at the 52nd Street Superfund site, a Federal site being managed by the US Environmental Protection Agency to clean up groundwater impacted by past operations at commercial and industrial facilities in the area. The project is a sculptural edifice designed to take advantage of the one-way traffic that speeds by at 40 mph. The curved, battered scrim is composed of two layers of perforated rusted steel that yields a dynamic moire pattern as one drives by. The perforations gradate in scale from one end to the other as a metaphor for the filtration system behind the semi-transparent screen. The scrim purposely allows blurred views to the radial array of water tanks and the pump building behind it, communicating the facilities purpose.
    • Studio Team
      Douglas Brown
      Steve Jaycox
      John Kane
      Christopher Kelly
      Gregory Lambright
      Joseph Salvatore
      Victoria Snively

      Project Team
      Owner: Motorola & Honeywell
      Systems: Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
      Landscape: Blue Mesa Studios
      Cost: Construction Cost Consultants
      Construction Management: Black & Veatch
      Contractor: Hunter Construction
      Photographer: Architekton

    • Award
      2002 Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Award of Merit

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