Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

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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Inspired by the graphics used to diagram musical sound waves, the design of the plaza features curved patterns extending outward from the building. A custom-built, interactive fountain is a signature element of the plaza and provides both dramatic performances and water play for the surrounding community to enjoy during events and hot summer days. The water feature with its dancing jets is highly programmable and has a multitude of functions; from a light and water show to an interactive component available at the push of a button for bystanders. Complex, yet still able to be maintained and Above & Middle: Landscape lighting and custom streetlights were designed to coordinate with dramatic lighting inside the venue. The complex fountain, which can be maintained and monitored from a smartphone, features 137 jets with varying functions. 58 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Smart Financial Centre is a new 6,500-seat performing arts center with an adjacent urban park in Sugar Land, Texas. The performing arts center is the first completed project, and will serve as the focal point of what will be a walking-friendly, mixed- use entertainment district to include retail, office space, a hotel, and a convention center. Upon arrival at the venue, visitors are greeted by the stunning and spacious 3-acre public park/plaza designed for gatherings and events.

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