Views © Akridge.
Landscape Architecture Bureau 2010 — 2012
This 600 x 80 foot plaza was designed without curbs to allow for exclusive use by pedestrians 100-125 days of the year. Both vehicular and pedestrian zones are paved in a porphyry and granite stone palette. My vision was to create a unifying geometry with a centerpiece that defines the plaza. Inspired by the Piazza di Campidoglio in Rome, this centerpiece creates a strong graphic visual experience.
Stormwater from the sidewalk and street is directed to the street trees to prevent water from overwhelming the city’s sewer system. The street trees help to increase the urban canopy providing aesthetic and environmental benefits to the community.