Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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fire feature, and repeated throughout the signage program. LandDesign took its cue for both landscape and hardscape choices from the industrial feel of the Town Center's architecture with its varied warm and rich material palette. The exterior experience combines concrete, pavers, stone and metal accents in horizontal and vertical treatments that supplement the architectural palette, with the occasional pop of color found in the storefront planters or other site furnishings. The sustainable landscape design throughout the Town Center features native and drought- tolerant plant material, including mountain laurel, knockout roses, porcupine grass and common lilac, to minimize maintenance and maximize the plants' performance in the streetscape. Lighting is fully integrated as part of the exterior design, featuring transitional-style streetlight fixtures and a robust ambiance and accent lighting strategy, including tree uplighting. Added to the twinkle lights and other restaurant and outdoor dining patios, it creates another level of animation. Named 2016 "Project of the Year" by the Philadelphia Business Journal, King of Prussia Town Center has been called "the downtown that King of Prussia has never had."… Exactly what JGB and LandDesign envisioned. Above: The center's wooden pavilion provides an informal seating area or stage. Cut out metal accents on the pavilion are reminiscent of the fire feature and area signage, unifying the space. Color changing fixtures mounted on Valmont poles provide some of the plaza's illumination. 32 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Trumpet Vine (Campsis grandiflora) Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica) Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) Knockout Roses (Rosa x 'knockout')

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