Norma Urban Park

This project is a redesign of a waterfront park on Corpus Christi Bay; it’s namesake a strong advocate for bringing art to the downtown of the city. The earthen and concrete recess through the site creates shelter from the wind and then amplifies its presence as visitors approach the water, bringing this very physical characteristic of the area into clear focus. It acts as a canvas for art installations and becomes an organizing element, breaking the scale of the previously flat and open grounds into a series of different experiences. A grove of live oak trees provide shade and bends under the force of the stiff and constant breeze. They become the natural sculpture among a field of man-made works of art.

Location: Corpus Christi, TX

Category: Residential, new construction

Contractor: Unbuilt

Photographer: Renderings by Jobe Corral Architects