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The Water Campus Main Square Park

Main Square Park is one of a series of public gathering places at the Water Campus fostering flexible open space; it allows visiting scholars, government agencies, office tenants, and residents a place of respite or meeting to discuss new ideas. With residences, private businesses, and government agencies adjacent to the park, the design required flexibility to allow for a variety of programming activities. At each end of the park is a bosque of trees with café-style seating, creating shaded meeting places or a quiet space to pull up a chair by the park’s main feature: a sparkling ribbon of water that runs the length of the park. The custom-milled, granite fountain is an inviting feature that separates the park from the pedestrian sidewalk that runs adjacent to Brickyard Lane, celebrating the Mississippi River just beyond the levee and taking inspiration from the many twists, turns, and undulations that the river organically created through its geological history.

Baton Rouge, LA

2021

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