the artist designed the urban plaza, the landscape architecture, the planting scheme and 12 exterior sculptures. the plaza is 110,000 sq.ft. ...the sculptures ,quit deliberately of a human scale. materials: corten steel, concrete, black steel, granite, stone, laminated structural glass, landscaping.
the primary /client concern was a plaza and sculpture with a very authentic, modern urban approach/result.....they did not want anything that would remind them of alaska. the plaza wanted to lay low and be completely w i d e o p e n. concept development was based on expanding concentric rings/points on a compass. the rings continuing into the garden spaces
this process was pervasive through out. once concept settled; as a team we turned our attention to the timing and rhythm of the compass, the division of volumes and scale, of changes in sizes for area
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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