Evanston Ave. N. and the Fremont Canal, Seattle, WA.
Berger Partnership Landscape Architects
Concrete, stone, landscaping
Evanston Plaza is a community gathering space and a place to sit quietly by the water or stop en route along the bike/pedestrian path. The entire plaza was re-designed by the artist with assistance from the project architect and landscape architect. An older plaza design that did not meet the desires of a strong community was replaced. Several items from the old design that had been partially constructed had to be creatively integrated into the new design – including the plaza planters and the edges of the “stair” system that connected the upper level to the trail. The plaza was purposefully oriented towards the water and provided a major connection to the water and lower trail through a sculptural stairway/gathering area that “flowed off” the upper plaza. The landscape on the slope and in the planters was populated by unique specimens that made reference to the unique character of a neighborhood that calls itself “The Center of the Universe”. The upper plaza landscape was activated by a concrete “drawing” and natural stone compositions that also populated the space.