Kollar Pond Master Plan

Kollar Pond Master Plan

Client

Village of Streamwood, Illinois

Size

~8-acres

 

Collaborators

Ginkgo Planning & Design

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Kollar Pond Master Plan

Streamwood, Illinois

 

This 8-acre pond was reimagined as an extension of Streamwood’s municipal campus and a signature community open space.

Kollar pond is currently an underutilized site wrapped by single-family residential neighborhoods and Streamwood’s municipal campus that was identified as a significant gathering space opportunity part of a larger village master plan. Through a series of workshops, our team collaborated with village stakeholders and staff to identify programming opportunities, key connections, and their desired aesthetic character to serve as the basis for the design concepts. Multiple concept sketches were generated and the "String of Pearls” concept was selected for further refinement in the Master Plan.

The design includes a series of unique gathering nodes strung together with a meandering path.
These spaces are organized around an expanded and animated pond which both addresses area stormwater needs while creating an iconic community destination. The nodes vary in character, from picnic pavilion to interactive sculpture terrace to get-down steps, and the perimeter path provides multiple dynamic ways to interact with the water’s edge. A plaza and lawn splay open and lead visitors from the municipal campus to the pond to create a gateway from Irving Park Road.

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