Rio Reimagined


ECO2 combines state-of-the-art sustainable technologies to reconnect what will be a new vision for a resilient desert community. Located at the 19th Ave Superfund landfill site the project will mend the Rio Salado into an economic backbone for the region.

ECO2 looks to tie together the lessons of past inhabitants to build an Arizona that embraces technological advancements and acknowledges the challenges of
living in an environment on the bleeding edge of a warming climate where water
and sustainable strategies are determining factors in development.

As contemporary cities and deserts grow, a common issue around the region is how to repurpose underutilized land / resources for urban development. ECO2 provides an insurance policy for the region while showcasing how urbanity and agriculture can be interwoven to enhance the relationship to people and the land.