DATE : 2009
LOCATION : Los Angeles, California
CLIENT : Los Angeles Warner Center
MEDIUM : galvanized steel, soda blasted aluminum, stone steel, concrete, grass, light
SIZE : 60 ft x 60 ft x 28 ft
WHITE TAIL PLAZA generates landmark identity, shade, seating and a value added amenity for the Los Angeles Warner Center Campus. Inspired by the White Tailed Kite – a native bird that still inhabits the area, the site was once riparian grassland. Two rock “islands” feature integrated seating and views of an indigenous grassland. A canopy of steel organically emerges and unwinds toward the sky, dissolving into a flock of birds. Come twilight the rock islands glow from within to become the plaza’s illumination.