The focus of the Franklin Park project was to reassess the northern portion of Frederick Law Olmsted's design in terms of modern pleasure and needs. My definition evolved throughout the process into three major interpretations:
the pleasure of varied velocity, the enjoyment gained through experiencing sensations at many different speeds
the biophilic pleasure of place, the delight found in engaging with the land and other living systems
the pleasure of tangibility, the satisfaction obtained through interactivity and materiality
These three points together formed the basis of my project, along with Olmsted’s notion that the park should be a place of constant flow and easy movement.