The presence of Mies

The presence of Mies

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The competition, sponsored by the Town of Oakville, called on entrants to design the three parcels of land that make up the site. The competition guidelines also required on-site storm water management for the entire development. The design treats the site as three distinct urban landscapes a€” a natural park, a public garden, and a civic square. These three elements are linked by a linear forest along the north edge. The 30-meter-wide ... via an open sluiceway to the wetlands system.

Title:The presence of Mies
Author:Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Detlef Mertins, George Baird
Publisher:Princeton Architectural Pr - 1994-08


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