|public garden/plaza via Pintrest|
Why it works: fantastic use of contrast and repetition.
- Three key sidewalks run strongly perpendicular to the street (on left) and base of the water feature. This makes for easy and efficient access to and through the space. The fact that the walkways are also bridges make the pedestrian experience a bit more fun and exciting.
- The curved line of the "through-way" that runs the length of the landscape softens the space and slows the pace. It sets up a wonderful contrast with all of the straight lines in a very crisp, contemporary way.
- The circular planters, though set in rigid lines, seem to dance and play through the space.
- The proportions of this design are so perfect that it could be expanded or contracted to suit any size of space.
- My only critique: the plant material could be softer and more colorful.