Rescape is a public ‘infrasculpture’ for an historic city facing a dramatic and temporary increase in tourism.

The project expands the urban fabric from a fragmented horizontal and vertical composition to a fluid, continuous landscape of shifting datums. In its shifting forms and selective skin, RESCAPE provides a new diversification of cultural and offerings on the public groundplane, providing a multitude of ‘microenvironments’ that can be tactically appropriated by various urban actors for events, leisure, and play.The shell-like form provides a forum for multiple potential uses: stage, community gatherings, markets, and cafe among them, while the personally scaled, material detail, invites occupation by providing seating and shade.  The project acts as a ‘performance infrastructure’, supplying the city and tourists with the spaces they need to enjoy their presence in the city, and among each other.