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First look at architecture, furniture for Civic Park

July 13, 2010 |  2:47 pm


As the Civic Park downtown edges closer to a Thursday groundbreaking ceremony, its designers, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, are putting the finishing touches on a number of design elements. Most striking is a series of street furniture including chairs, benches and tables in a shade of hot magenta. Two of the chairs are shown above.

According to Mark Rios, who is leading the design team on the project, the first pieces of architecture planned for the park are a pair of support buildings. Executed in a simple, modern style, the buildings slide small interiors and shaded outdoor areas beneath sloping roofs. One, holding a cafe, will be located at the western end of the park, near Grand Avenue; the other will sit near Spring Street.

Renderings of one of those buildings -- and more views of the furniture -- are after the jump. Click any of the images to enlarge.

And my assessment of the latest version of the park design is here.

--Christopher Hawthorne





Credits: Renderings by Rios Clementi Hale Studios