Our approach to the Purdy Pumps was to analyze the utility aspect of the pump panel and like a freehand piece of art directly correlate it to the existing built structure.
The Pump’s platforms are cover by a series of Hexagonal metal panels that attach to the platform where the pump is located. As the Storm Water Pumps become symbols of the city’s effort to ameliorate existing water conditions and deal with future sea level rise issues, we decided to consider these Hexagonal metal pieces as representative modules of the building blocks that will create this new underground system.
The hexagonal modules come together and make each pump on Purdy Avenue a Landmark through color and forms.