Linwood suffers from low economic conditions as well as high crime rates. This proposals aims to address these issues by creating an ‘attraction’ that would bring prosperity and activity to the area. With the Avon River to the north and the estuary to the south, there is the opportunity to create a ‘Green Loop.’ This projects explores a radical idea of closing Linwood Ave to vehicle traffic and creating a woven canal and recreation landscape. The proposal goes further by exploring a radical method to intensify and densify the built fabric along the canal, integrating housing and shopping along the landscape of bridges, water ways and parks.
Huizi Suki Jiang & Xiaoming Zhang, October 2013