Grand Intervention: Only in LA

Submission Gallery: ONLY IN LA

La Alameda, by Jason Evers, Daniel Lopez, Anthony Sponzilli & Andy Wilcox
The concept of the Alameda is designed to be flexible and to grow and evolve with the city itself.

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.

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.

A Cascading Water Park, by Stuart Rapeport // View the Flash Movie
Flowing fountains from the LADWP building down to City Hall provide a meditative break from the cacophany of the surrounding city.

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.

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.

Earth/Air/Fire/Water Maze, by Steven Contreras // View the Sketches
The four exits from this grass-path maze point to the elements of L.A.’s success and beauty: earth (beaches), air (LAX), water (L.A. Harbor) and fire (Hollywood).

Endless Orchard, by Dave Burns, Matias Viegener & Austin Young
Endless Orchard is an enclosed square within the park that contains a grid of fruit trees around three perfectly mirrored walls, open to the south.

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

Flying Pods, by Julie Rico
A floating pathway would contain pods for people to play, eat or rest.

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 Green, by Jenny Capone, Arlene Fetizanan, Madolyn Jones, Maria Spinozzi, Chaomin Yang & Lila Youn
The city can use this urban park to inform citizens about how to make better decisions for the environment.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

People Mover, by Alan Rosenberg
An outdoor escalator would draw people to the park from other areas of the city.

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

Preserve the County Mall Fountain & Chuck the Lipchitz, by Matthew Hetz
The County Mall fountain is one of the best public fountains in Southern California and so it should not be demolished in the renovation of Grand Avenue.

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

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.  

Ulama Court, by Josef Bray-Ali
Incorporating an Ulama court into the park will help Angelenos connect with the history of the region and its indigenous people.

Water Torches, by WET Design
Sculptural torches of water rhythmically celebrate the length of Grand Avenue from Temple Street to Fourth Street.