Grand Junction

How to Make Suburbia Competitive with the Renewal of Urban Centers

Text by Matthias Hollwich

Our office is part of the team designing a new park in Grand Junction, a suburb of Indianapolis. The project is designed to make Grand Junction into a cultural destination with a vibrant downtown, thereby preventing the rapid decline that is affecting the nation’s older suburbs.

Our partners on the project, Land Collective, have designed a stunning park within which our four pavilions are placed. The landscape is a field of activities that is openly programmed and can be freely accessed. The pavilions were conceptualized as the four quarters of a single piece – a giant square.

The forms speak to both individuality and unity, essentials in any functioning community.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Grand Junction was designed during Matthias Hollwich’s partnership at Hollwich Kushner Architecture DPC, where Matthias acted as principal and lead designer.

 

Status  EXPECTED COMPLETION 2020

Type  CULTURAL

Location  WESTFIELD, IN

Client  CITY OF WESTFIELD

Size  5,860 FT2, 10.5 ACRES TOTAL PROJECT AREA

Scope  SD-CA

Landscape Architect  LAND COLLECTIVE