Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 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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January 2017 33 Public Art Public art inspired by the park's natural setting was designed, fabricated and installed by artist David Hess. As a dramatic focal point, clusters of twisted, entwined stainless steel elements emerge from a series of carefully placed boulders, creating a pergola structure inspired by nature. Matching handrails are integrated into the braided walkway and add energy and excitement. Stewardship The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is a steward of the park system in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Germantown Town Center Park was designed to protect its natural resources and provide invaluable stormwater management for the greater community, while balancing the need for recreation and enjoyment of the natural environment for the residents and visitors of Germantown. The park is a valued resource for neighbors, the Germantown Public Library, the Black Rock Center for the Arts and the commercial and residential communities of Germantown. The library Above: Among the trees planted along the walkway are Ulmus Americana 'Princeton' (see plant palette on p. 34). The design focus… stormwater, wetlands, wildlife habitat, open space and trails

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