FCDC Releases Nature Preserve Site Photos

The deadline for early bird registration for the Field Constructs Design Competition (FCDC) is quickly approaching. Earlier this month, questions and answers were posted to the competition’s website, fieldconstructs.org. Pithy data, including links to soil reports and images of the site, the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, were included in the document. The site — a former quarry, turned landfill, now nature preserve — encompasses four ecologies: paths, grassland/landfill, wetland, and forest. The images released are striking and show how the topography changes from areas of dense vegetation to open prairie.

Several photos are included below; more are available via the FCDC Dropbox folder

The Field Constructs Design Competition site encompasses four ecologies.​​

The competition will result in a series of site-specific installations at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in East Austin. The grassland area is pictured here.

The FCDC site's forest land.

Circle Acre's paths traverse the wetland, grassland, and forested areas.

FCDC seeks to foster cutting-edge innovation through works that actively engage with natural and cultural factors specific to Austin and its surrounding region. The competition will result in the realization of up to eight funded commissions, selected by a jury of leading figures in architecture, design, and art.


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