Nagano Linear Park
Nagano is the capital city of Nagano Prefecture in Northern Japan. This proposal establishes a linear park along the roadside of a main thoroughfare through the centre of the city. The flow of the park pauses half way along as an identifiable public park occupying a complete street block. The linear park defines both edges of the pavement and is formed from an undulating overlap of grass and water surfaces that dance along the length of the street, interspersed with trees to provide foliage and shade. This rhythm expands across a rectangular park that allows people to stop and relax.