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Model of Prince Street Block in South Berkeley
A model of the Prince Street block in South Berkeley illustrates how the Block Party team reimagines property ownership, urban circulation, housing, and communal space within the neighborhood. The model shows the Block Party team's architectural and urban proposals for a typical block in South Berkeley. Existing buildings are shown in solid wood. A proposed, accessible pathway—"The Meander"—is shown in magenta felt. All proposed housing, accessible infrastructure, and public buildings by the team are shown in a white material.
A three-dimensional model of a site shows several buildings, some of which are made of wood and while others have been 3D printed in white plastic. The site is rectangular in length, with two long sides along which houses are arranged. The wooden structures are largely houses with pitched roofs, whereas the 3D printed structures tend to be more modern in form, with long, connecting platforms and open areas supported by thin beams. The ground of the model is mostly covered in green felt, except for a hot pink path that runs down the middle, separating the houses on the two long sides of the site.