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Client: City of El Paso

Location: El Paso, TX, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Architect

In*Situ Architecture

Public Art Agent

City of El Paso

Other

LaufsED

Artist

Marc Fornes

THEVERYMANY

Overview

Marquise transforms a standard building entrance into a spatial experience and visual icon. Gridded curvilinear surfaces in ultra-thin aluminum comprise the brightly-colored canopy and as well its self-supporting structural system. This billowing structure opens up where it touches the ground to form a seating area with benches, extending this point of entry into a welcoming social space. Marked by a two-way Cheshire gradient, the lightweight structure entirely transforms the approach and initial experience of its host building, the Westside Natatorium.