xAirport

Natalie Jeremijenko
Urban Constructed Wetland Design: Fletcher Studio

xAirport consists of an outdoor artificial marsh and zipline, plus an indoor “skunkworks” for testing personal aerodynamics. The project revolves around the notion of “wetlanding”—creating a spectacular freshwater urban wetland, which also functions as a landing strip for a personal, amphibious plane, thereby re-presenting the wetland as an exemplar of the “high tech” twenty-first century. xAirport celebrates and spectacularizes the complex natural processes involved in the “new technology” of constructed wetlands to showcase the possibilities of urban “divercity.”


 
 
Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy of David Fletcher.

Image courtesy of David Fletcher.

Courtesy of the artist.

Courtesy of the artist.