Pasadena Waterfall - CODAworx

Pasadena Waterfall

Submitted by MEDIARS LLC


Client: R.D. Olson

Location: Pasadena, CA, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $200,000

Project Team


Alessandro Marianantoni


R.D. Olson


Tractor Vision

Public Art Agent

City of Pasadena Public Art Program


47-foot-long interactive gateway to promote water conservation. LED, aluminum and plastic, with touch screen Point Of Information


The commission, with a marked awareness of the current condition, starts from one of the most basic elements of the earthly ecosystem to encourage citizens to reconsider its cultural relationship with the ever increasingly fragile stability of the planet.
The work reflects the question of water consumption in a contemporary narrative in hopes of stimulating realistic reflection on behavior regarding water usage.
This project celebrates in a modern language the beauty of the water in one of its most magnificent manifestations: a waterfall.
The Switzer Waterfall, located in the Angeles National Forest along the Arroyo Seco, was the inspiration for this work.


Designed and Developed at MEDIARS LLC, the interactive 47-foot-long installation “gateway” responds to people in an urban context and provides the experience of being under a waterfall. The aluminum structure was fabricated and installed by Tractor Vision.

Additional Information

City of Pasadena Public Art Program Rochelle Branch, Leslie Fischer Artist and Designer: Alessandro Marianantoni Public Art Advisor: Beatrix Barker Construction: R.D. Olson Development VP, Planning & Development, Anthony Wrzosek Development Manager, Matthew Ewing Superintendent, Jason Peet Industrial Designer: Robo Design Designers: Kollapsedbrain, Daniele Camillotto, Pingting Wei Fabricators: Tractor Vision, MODRoto