The Waterfront Campus Plan advances the Aquarium’s mission by unifying the campus as a welcoming civic space where visitors are immersed in the natural systems and habitats of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The campus models how urban waterfronts can improve water quality and build community by creating a thriving, green waterfront, while advancing the economic and urban success of the Inner Harbor and Downtown with renewed civic infrastructure. The new plan incorporates best practices for waterfront development, including floating wetlands, aquatic vegetation shelves, aeration mechanisms, and tidal marsh plantings. The plan also includes cantilevered reefs to cultivate colonies of oysters to help filter pollutants from the harbor water. The range of interventions will enrich the biodiversity of the harbor, and demonstrate the importance of stewardship throughout the Watershed. The plan was created in collaboration with the National Aquarium and as a continuation of Studio Gang’s EcoSlip concept.
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The National Aquarium has an ambitious mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. With its prime location in […]
Ayers Saint Gross is pleased to announce that the Waterfront Campus Plan for the National Aquarium in Baltimore recently won […]
A high-performing floating wetland prototype, created by Ayers Saint Gross for the National Aquarium, won a ASLA Honor Award for Research.
We explored a lot on our blog this year, from floating wetlands to Winston Churchill to equity in design.
This year, Ayers Saint Gross projects were honored with more than 20 design awards, including eight AIA awards for work […]
A plan to create a natural wetland in an outdoor waterfront park at the National Aquarium was met with encouragement by the city’s architectural review panel.
A green oasis of floating wetlands, bay grasses and terraced edges leading down to the water will greet visitors to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, under a plan unveiled by the National Aquarium.
This high-tech floating wetland features new innovations like a water-filled pontoon to help adjust its weight.
Updated plans for a new urban park on the water’s edge outside the National Aquarium were debated again Thursday morning in front of the city’s design panel.