A center for plant-based medicine, treatment, research, and professional training focused on botanical remedies. The chosen site straddles a vertical edge of roughly thirty feet, a topographic glitch framing one side of Downtown Pawtucket, RI’s eminences. The proposal embraces this drop as an armature for generating an interior world with a radically different feeling from the rest of the city; an occupied edge. Medicinal plants characterize the resulting public realm. Though they are not intended to be an important source of the center’s supplies, they can be spontaneously picked and used for treatment by passersby. This open attitude to medicinal plants aspires to generate dialogue challenging the pharmaceutical industry’s monopoly, eventually reducing the amount of people being prescribed highly processed and addictive drugs.  Spring 2016
       
     
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 A center for plant-based medicine, treatment, research, and professional training focused on botanical remedies. The chosen site straddles a vertical edge of roughly thirty feet, a topographic glitch framing one side of Downtown Pawtucket, RI’s eminences. The proposal embraces this drop as an armature for generating an interior world with a radically different feeling from the rest of the city; an occupied edge. Medicinal plants characterize the resulting public realm. Though they are not intended to be an important source of the center’s supplies, they can be spontaneously picked and used for treatment by passersby. This open attitude to medicinal plants aspires to generate dialogue challenging the pharmaceutical industry’s monopoly, eventually reducing the amount of people being prescribed highly processed and addictive drugs.  Spring 2016
       
     

A center for plant-based medicine, treatment, research, and professional training focused on botanical remedies. The chosen site straddles a vertical edge of roughly thirty feet, a topographic glitch framing one side of Downtown Pawtucket, RI’s eminences. The proposal embraces this drop as an armature for generating an interior world with a radically different feeling from the rest of the city; an occupied edge. Medicinal plants characterize the resulting public realm. Though they are not intended to be an important source of the center’s supplies, they can be spontaneously picked and used for treatment by passersby. This open attitude to medicinal plants aspires to generate dialogue challenging the pharmaceutical industry’s monopoly, eventually reducing the amount of people being prescribed highly processed and addictive drugs.

Spring 2016

occupied edge.jpg
       
     
DSC_0115 copy.jpg
       
     
LDAR 2205-01_Urban Systems_Jil Sanchez_final review_secret garden copy.jpg
       
     
IMG_2124 copy.JPG
       
     
seasons.jpg