Client: Empressa Fonalledas
Location: San Juan, PR, United States
Completion date: 2000
Polich Tallix Foundry
Underwater Court at Macy's In Plaza Las Americas is 60'x20'x50'. Constructed of stainless steel, bronze, water and light; Bronze Manatee and Turtle are kinetic with waterwheels. All forms are reflective of Puerto Rico.
The Underwater Court at Plaza Las Americas is a major attraction for the mall in Puerto Rico and a meeting place. It makes Plaza a unique destination in PR.
Jo Schneider Design LLC designed Plaza as a sub-consultant to the architect RTKL. I then worked for a year very closely with Tallix Foundry to fabricate and cast the work.
I am extremely grateful to a visionary client Empressa Fonalledas for the opportunity and to the talented people at Tallix for helping me realize the project. The project received a Society for Environmental Graphic Design Award.