Client: Palo Alto Public Art Commission
Location: Palo Alto, CA, United States
Completion date: 2015
Artwork budget: $165,000
Michael Szabo Studio
Public Art Program Director
Palo Alto Public Art Commission
Gates & Associates
Serving as the focal point of a renovated plaza and train station, Confluence welcomes residents, shoppers, commuters and visitors to Palo Alto’s “second downtown”, California Avenue.
As part of a major renovation to the streetscape of one of Palo Alto's liveliest shopping districts and transit hub, the city wanted a placemaking water feature for a new plaza at the Caltrain Station.
The gentle curves of the 7 crescent forms guide water down their faces, falling at varying heights. Michael worked closely with Gates & Associates landscape architect to integrate the sculpture into the plaza.