Cypress Landing - CODAworx

Cypress Landing

Client: Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Trust, Miami Zoo

Location: Miami, FL, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $940,000

Project Team


Andrew Vrana, Joe Meppelink, Armando Arteaga



Matthew Geller

Industry Resource

Cloudburst Misting Systems


Cypress Landing is a 10,000 sq.ft. children’s play area designed for the Miami Zoo. The area consists of a series of cypress knees constructed from CNC laser cut and formed stainless steel surrounding a 32’ tall multi-colored misting tree. Some of the cypress knees feature push buttons that are manually activated by the visitors that operate arc streaming water nozzles located on the tree and within some of the knees. Other components included within the playground are concrete seating, playground equipment and a concession stand.


The goal was to fill this space with an experience.