Grand Intervention: Culture2


Angel City Park, by A. Andrews, C. Cheng, M. Hissom, J. Jackson, D. Kahen, J. Rohmer & A. Siemers
We’ve designed a public space that is a catalyst for urban synergy, where the elements of Los Angeles interact and create a vibrant urban rhythm.

Anti-Park, by Charissa Chan, Jacqueline Nguyen, Alondra Rodriguez, & Ruby Sanchez, Cal Poly Pomona Architecture
We don’t need a park; we need a place that bustles like Olvera Street.

Art Parks, Earthworks, and Sculpture Gardens, by Steven Rosen
The park should be used for something special – something as exciting and potentially world-class as the new buildings and cultural institutions planned for Grand Avenue.

UPDATED: Bring Historical Bunker Hill Back To Life, by Tim Quinn
Rebuilding some of the buildings that formerly occupied Bunker Hill could bring a note of grace and dignity back to a place that once had an abundance of both.

Chicago’s Millennium Park, by Olivia Littles
Look to Chicago’s Millennium Park for a perfect example of a public space and a destination for visitors.

Civic Link, by Michelle Landis & Maria Landoni de Rose
Imagine a physical connection between the civic heart of the city and its original life source: the L.A. River.

Civic Plaza of Los Angeles, by Andrew Rivlin & Ben Warsinske
Turning the park into a transit hub may create a new culture of mass transit use.

Civic Square, by Angie Jun, Michelle Licea, David Mabs & Sonia Noriega
Replacing the government buildings that surround the park with retail, residential and mixed-use buildings will revitalize the civic district of downtown Los Angeles.

Connectivity, by Genaro Diaz and Salvador Salazar, Cal Poly Pomona
Our vision was to provide direction and purpose for the proposed space and follow guidelines with regard to character and urban design.

Connectivity 2, by Ramirio Arroyo, Robert Nava, Anabel Ruiz, Cal Poly Pomona
Building programming plays a key role in our vision for L.A. It opens up new possibilities for existing and future users, allowing a fresh way of living to develop.

A Digital Forum, by Anne Bray, Ted Fisher & Doug McCulloh
An electronic glass wall would allow park visitor to contribute photos and text via cell phones and laptops.

Five Suggestions, by Gerald Kobata
The powers-that-be should not blow this opportunity to create something very special in downtown Los Angeles.

Flexible Connections, by Page Robbins, Andrew Takabayashi, & William James Volbrecht, Cal Poly Pomona Architecture
This park design allows for more green space or more retail space as its needed.

Four-Tiered Space, by Francis Winiarski
The park should include a Japanese garden, a walk-through aviary and a model boat pond.

Grand Avenue Civic Park, by Jennifer Birkeland, Corey Fox, Lauren McCullough, Daniel Miller & Samantha Moran
This proposal features formal gardens, an urban orchard and a reflecting pool in front of City Hall.

Grand Avenue Park: A Haven for the Arts, by Brady Westwater, L.A. Cowboy
Twenty different mini-auditoriums and galleries need to be built to allow Angelinos to experience all the different cultures of our city.

Grand Common, by Jay German
The opportunity to develop a 16-acre open space in the heart of one of the world?s great metropolises is rare and precious.

Grand Elements Nature Park, by Aaron Landy
A public commons in a restored eco-scape would be more creative and welcoming than anything designed by one person or agency.

Grand Esplanade Park, by Derek Allen, Beige Berryman, Virginia Gomez, Todd Hutchins, Steven Mar & L. Lee Wong
Angelenos and visitors can walk along the Stream of Life which meanders through the park, ending at the Infiniti-Edged Water Steps at Spring Street.

I Dream L.A., by Claire Cottrell
Imagine an online database that allows users to upload imagery – and then experience it in person, in the park.

International Food Court & Music Stage, by Gordon Hom
With the help of the Small Business Administration, the dream of opening your first restaurant and developing your business skills could be realized in the new park.

International Theme/Seven Wonders of the World, by Jennifer Hicks
The park could be divided into areas that celebrate various regions of the world.

The Itinerant Interchange, by Paulina Bouyer-Magana, Adam Harwell &Crystal Wang, Cal Poly Pomona Architecture
A "freeway" path system offers circulation, infrastructure and a form synonymous with Los Angeles.

L.A.?s Great Lawn and Urban Meadow, by P. Vaughan Davies
Envisioned for Los Angeles is a Great Lawn, a contemporary California urban meadow that gently slopes up from the steps of City Hall to the Music Center.

LAp_Dancer, by Robert Mothershed
City hall could use a lap dance.

Lifescape Park, by Hera Hamalian, Katie Kreiser, Erin Patterson, & John Wiersma, Cal Poly Pomona Architecture
Landscaped paths link the park to other parts of downtown.

Light-Water-Stone-Foliage, Douglas Alandrobish
The interaction of these four elements provides opportunities for relief, relaxation, meditation and stimulation.

Los Angeles Civic Center, by Michael Aguirre, Ed Bailey, Matthew Lockwood, Jason
McHugh & Edward Velasquez

Rejuvenating connections to surrounding districts will unify and revitalize the entire area.

Los Angeles Civic Center Vision, by JC Comia, Edvin Santiago, Matthew Rodriguez, Alex Sandiego & Ester Sun, Cal Poly Pomona
By bringing culture, uniqueness and importance from each district to the heart of Los Angeles, it will work as a cohesive diverse place.

Mayme A. Clayton Library & Cultural Center, by Avery Clayton
A substantial repository of African American culture should be included in the re-visioning of Grand Avenue.

Park of the Future, by Studio IMC
Imagine water running down the side of Disney Concert Hall or a rainforest projected on nearby skyscrapers . . .

A Patchwork Park in the Heart of L.A., by Ron Geiger
What if every region in LA had its own space in the park?

The People’s Motion Picture Plaza, by Greg Ptacek
The park could re-establish the relationship between the city’s core and its most important industry.

Playing with Parks, by Neal Gabler
What if you could mix Disneyland and Central Park and put it in downtown L.A.?

Private Goes Public, by Gregory Taousson and Paola Giaconia
Totems made of colored glass project images of passersby on the plaza floor.

Sparking Engagement with Downtown Los Angeles, by Amy Altomare, Jasmine Evains, Ryan Fowler, Sergio Ibarra, Kim Newstadt & Jason Neville
Our goal is to facilitate the active engagement of Angelenos with their participation, activity, or simply their presence.

A mobile recording studio now collecting stories across the nation would be a perfect addition to the park.

StriaPark, by "The Unrelated Co." (orenj + sabistudio): Robert Apodaca, Dave Chong, Jeremy Fletcher, Mike Jacobs, Jeremy Limsenben, Jimmy Miyoshi & Aaron Neubert
Contoured topographical superstructures blur the conventional boundaries of private and public urban space. 

Transitory Los Angeles, by Mary Ann Bennett, Jennifer Keevil, Julia Ledbetter & Rosanna Salvador
A moveable movie screen, a graffitti wall and a seasonal grove contribute to a flexible park design that changes with the seasons.

Turning the Park Into a Destination, by Louise Mozingo
Though simplicity is key, we need to create reasons for people to traverse the park and treat it as a destination. 

Unifying Green Space, by Dwain Wilson, The Wildwoods Foundation
We need a park that will take us one step closer to a more sustainable future for our city.

Web-Port, by Michael Jantzen
Park visitors can Web-surf inside the Web-Port.

Wind Tunnel Footbridge, by Michael Jantzen
The Wind Tunnel Footbridge was designed to be constructed in various types of public venues as an architectural attraction.