Grand Intervention: Gardens & Green Spaces

Submission Gallery: GARDENS & GREEN SPACES

La Alameda, by Jason Evers, Daniel Lopez, Anthony Sponzilli & Andy Wilcox
The concept of the Alameda is designed to be flexible and to grow and evolve with the city itself.

Angel City Park, by A. Andrews, C. Cheng, M. Hissom, J. Jackson, D. Kahen, J. Rohmer & A. Siemers
We’ve designed a public space that is a catalyst for urban synergy, where the elements of Los Angeles interact and create a vibrant urban rhythm.

Art Parks, Earthworks, and Sculpture Gardens, by Steven Rosen
The park should be used for something special – something as exciting and potentially world-class as the new buildings and cultural institutions planned for Grand Avenue.

A Cascading Water Park, by Stuart Rapeport // View the Flash Movie
Flowing fountains from the LADWP building down to City Hall provide a meditative break from the cacophany of the surrounding city.

Chicago’s Millennium Park, by Olivia Littles
Look to Chicago’s Millennium Park for a perfect example of a public space and a destination for visitors.

Civic Link, by Michelle Landis & Maria Landoni de Rose
Imagine a physical connection between the civic heart of the city and its original life source: the L.A. River.

Civic Plaza of Los Angeles, by Andrew Rivlin & Ben Warsinske
Turning the park into a transit hub may create a new culture of mass transit use.

Civic Square, by Angie Jun, Michelle Licea, David Mabs & Sonia Noriega
Replacing the government buildings that surround the park with retail, residential and mixed-use buildings will revitalize the civic district of downtown Los Angeles.

Connectivity, by Genaro Diaz and Salvador Salazar, Cal Poly Pomona
Our vision was to provide direction and purpose for the proposed space and follow guidelines with regard to character and urban design.

Connectivity 2, by Ramirio Arroyo, Robert Nava, Anabel Ruiz, Cal Poly Pomona
Building programming plays a key role in our vision for L.A. It opens up new possibilities for existing and future users, allowing a fresh way of living to develop.

A Dream for Grand Avenue, by Tom Manganiello
A dream for a civic space in America that is open, hopeful and proud.

Earth/Air/Fire/Water Maze, by Steven Contreras // View the Sketches
The four exits from this grass-path maze point to the elements of L.A.’s success and beauty: earth (beaches), air (LAX), water (L.A. Harbor) and fire (Hollywood).

Endless Orchard, by Dave Burns, Matias Viegener & Austin Young
Endless Orchard is an enclosed square within the park that contains a grid of fruit trees around three perfectly mirrored walls, open to the south.

Five Suggestions, by Gerald Kobata
The powers-that-be should not blow this opportunity to create something very special in downtown Los Angeles.

Flexible Connections, by Page Robbins, Andrew Takabayashi, & William James Volbrecht, Cal Poly Pomona Architecture
This park design allows for more green space or more retail space as its needed..

Four-Tiered Space, by Francis Winiarski
The park should include a Japanese garden, a walk-through aviary and a model boat pond.

Grand Avenue Civic Park, by Jennifer Birkeland, Corey Fox, Lauren McCullough, Daniel Miller & Samantha Moran
This proposal features formal gardens, an urban orchard and a reflecting pool in front of City Hall.

Grand Avenue Green, by Jenny Capone, Arlene Fetizanan, Madolyn Jones, Maria Spinozzi, Chaomin Yang & Lila Youn
The city can use this urban park to inform citizens about how to make better decisions for the environment.

Grand Avenue Park: A Haven for the Arts, by Brady Westwater, L.A. Cowboy
Twenty different mini-auditoriums and galleries need to be built to allow Angelinos to experience all the different cultures of our city.

Grand Elements Nature Park, by Aaron Landy
A public commons in a restored eco-scape would be more creative and welcoming than anything designed by one person or agency.

Grand Esplanade Park, by Derek Allen, Beige Berryman, Virginia Gomez, Todd Hutchins, Steven Mar & L. Lee Wong
Angelenos and visitors can walk along the Stream of Life which meanders through the park, ending at the Infiniti-Edged Water Steps at Spring Street.

Hyde Park in Los Angeles, by Michael Irwin
A perfect model of an urban oasis already exists.

Hyde Park Idea, by Shirley Sacks
I agree with this Hyde Park idea. Downtown is bleak. All it needs is a fabulous park.

I Dream L.A., by Claire Cottrell
Imagine an online database that allows users to upload imagery – and then experience it in person, in the park.

L.A.?s Great Lawn and Urban Meadow, by P. Vaughan Davies
Envisioned for Los Angeles is a Great Lawn, a contemporary California urban meadow that gently slopes up from the steps of City Hall to the Music Center.

Land Bridges & Terraces, by Mia Lehrer+Associates; David Fletcher (lead designer), Jae Uck Ahn, Christopher Alexander, Mia Lehrer & Alexander Robinson
A series of overlapping terraces and bold land bridges transform a fragmented site into a dynamic, multileveled park.

Lifescape Park, by Hera Hamalian, Katie Kreiser, Erin Patterson, & John Wiersma, Cal Poly Pomona Architecture
Landscaped paths link the park to other parts of downtown.

Light-Water-Stone-Foliage, Douglas Alandrobish
The interaction of these four elements provides opportunities for relief, relaxation, meditation and stimulation.

Look to Great Parks Outside the U.S., by Diana Robleto
Yes, there are great parks in the U.S., but you needn’t stop there.

Los Angeles Civic Center, by Michael Aguirre, Ed Bailey, Matthew Lockwood, Jason
McHugh & Edward Velasquez

Rejuvenating connections to surrounding districts will unify and revitalize the entire area.

Los Angeles Civic Center Vision, by JC Comia, Edvin Santiago, Matthew Rodriguez, Alex Sandiego & Ester Sun, Cal Poly Pomona
By bringing culture, uniqueness and importance from each district to the heart of Los Angeles, it will work as a cohesive diverse place.

A Patchwork Park in the Heart of L.A., by Ron Geiger
What if every region in LA had its own space in the park?

A Place of Repose, by Tom Holzbog
This park should be a place of repose for people, a retreat of simple open green space, informal and natural in character…

Slopped Terraces & Moving Waterways, by Alan Tossman
Sloped terraces create unique vistas and the feeling of a larger park space.

Sparking Engagement with Downtown Los Angeles, by Amy Altomare, Jasmine Evains, Ryan Fowler, Sergio Ibarra, Kim Newstadt & Jason Neville
Our goal is to facilitate the active engagement of Angelenos with their participation, activity, or simply their presence.

Still Motion Park, by Courtney Hukel, Kee-Hyun Nam, & Lisa Pidgen, Cal Poly Pomona Architecture
A series of paths create a network of choices and excellent people-watching opportunities for park visitors.

StriaPark, by "The Unrelated Co." (orenj + sabistudio): Robert Apodaca, Dave Chong, Jeremy Fletcher, Mike Jacobs, Jeremy Limsenben, Jimmy Miyoshi & Aaron Neubert
Contoured topographical superstructures blur the conventional boundaries of private and public urban space.

Transitory Los Angeles, by Mary Ann Bennett, Jennifer Keevil, Julia Ledbetter & Rosanna Salvador
A moveable movie screen, a graffitti wall and a seasonal grove contribute to a flexible park design that changes with the seasons.  

Unifying Green Space, by Dwain Wilson, The Wildwoods Foundation
We need a park that will take us one step closer to a more sustainable future for our city.