Austin, Texas converts toxic landfill to wetland park, then activates it with art

Austin’s (Texas) Circle Acres is a wooded, marshy nature preserve built atop an old landfill and brownfield.

For one week this fall, it also will be an offbeat outdoor museum, replete with sculptures, strange creatures, and a pop-up “church” that slings tasty barbecue.

The Field Constructs Design Competition invited architects and designers the world over to “attract interest and attention to a part of the city that may otherwise be perceived as peripheral, remote, or underutilized,” write the organizers.

Judges have narrowed the field to 18 finalists, and plan to announce up to eight winners this month.

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