Waterworks Gardens

Location:  Renton, WA
United States
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Lorna Jordan’s Waterworks Gardens is the first environmental artwork of its kind to combine classical garden design, wastewater treatment infrastructure, and habitat restoration. The project functions to naturally treat storm water, enhance the onsite wetland, provide five garden rooms, and create eight acres of open space for public use. With the garden as a conceptual framework, the project communicates a story about the purification of water. The progression of the garden rooms engages the visitor on an intimate scale and follows the story of the water's cycle: impure, working, mysterious, beautiful, and life-sustaining.

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