Clearview Environmental Farm, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
General Design: Honor Award | Temple University
The Clearview Environmental Farm is designed to replace the existing landfill located at the confluence of Cobbs and Darby Creeks in Delaware County, PA. For many years, the landfill has been poisoning the soil, water and the people in the neighborhood. The landform was placed in an ecologically vital and sensitive system – the floodplain of the creeks – creating an obstruction in the natural water flow.
The entire Eastwick neighborhood is located within the 100-year flood zone that is also influenced by the Delaware River tidal movement; therefore, the local residents are exposed to extreme nature forces on daily basis. It is time to turn this land into a healthy environment that actually can work for people by cleansing the water and the soil, purifying the air, providing a good quality open space and assets that can benefit this society economically.