A productive Urban future for Rhode Island
The Rhode Island State House, completed in 1904 and functioning primarily as the workplace for the legislative members of the state, would benefit from strategic interventions benefiting local communities, thus highlighting this majestic structure as the House of the People. The proposed intervention celebrates the diversity of Rhode Island by focusing on the culture of food.
While prioritizing responsible stewardship of public land by introducing agricultural use, the concept creates a network of spaces that repair the urban fabric and consequently enhance the area’s overall quality.
In addition, a new wing along the perimeter of the State House grounds offers space for educational functions, a food market and community gardens in support of the citizens and the State’s effort to promote healthy nutrition.