Heartwood Greenways

heartwood Greenways

The Greater Omaha area has recently experienced many severe weather events and an increase in flooding. To mitigate peak runoff flows, the Heartwood Greenway is comprised of a collection of detention basins that also provide an opportunity to incorporate monumental art – creating a poetic unto itself. The Heartwood Greenway System is a serial sculptural meditation on earthwork. Set amongst extensive native prairie and woodlands,  public pathways meander through the assembly of basins, each with a unique powerful formal tectonic that speaks to larger sublime forces in the landscape. Harkening a primitive melancholy, the greenways provide a timeless respite for contemplation and meditation.  

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Project Type: Public Park

Client: Applied Underwriters