Heartwood Greenway System

Firm Locationberkeley, United States
CompanyMeyer Studio - Land Architects
Lead ArchitectDavid Meyer

In 2019, a series of unprecedented floods ravaged Eastern Nebraska and the greater Omaha metropolitan area. Disastrous flooding is becoming the new normal of a changing climate, a problem exacerbated in this region by sprawling urbanization that increases impervious runoff and associated flood-level peak flows. The Heartwood Greenway System is designed to mitigate future extreme weather events. Defined by a series of meticulously crafted water detention basins, the Greenway System is a sculpture park of land art that celebrates the process of capturing rainfall.