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Seattle Art Museum: Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park is the winning design of an international competition.

Envisioned as a new model for an urban sculpture park, the project is located on a industrial site at the water's edge. The design creates a continuous constructed landscape for art, forms an uninterrupted Z-shaped "green" platform, and descends 40 feet from the city to the water, capitalizing on views of the skyline and Elliot Bay and rising over the existing infrastructure to reconnect the urban core to the revitalized waterfront.

An exhibition pavilion provides space for art, performances and educational programming. From this pavilion, the pedestrian route descends to the water, linking three new archetypal landscapes of the northwest: a dense temperate evergreen forest, a deciduous forest and a shoreline garden. The design not only brings sculpture outside of the museum walls but brings the park itself into the landscape of the city.

Location: Seattle, Washington
Year: 2007

Full Team
Structural and Civil Engineering Consultant: Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Landscape Architecture Consultant: Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture; Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Consultant: ABACUS Engineered Systems; Lighting Design Consultant: Brandston Partnership Inc.; Geotechnical Engineering Consultant: Hart Crowser; Environmental Consultant: Aspect Consulting; Aquatic Engineering Consultant: Anchor Environmental; Graphics Consultant: Pentagram; Security and AV/IT Consultant: ARUP; Catering & Food Service Consultant: Bon Appetit; Kitchen Consultant: JLR Design; Retail Consultant: Doyle + Associates; Architectural Site Representation: Owens Richards Architects, pllc

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