SWA’s redesign of San Jacinto Plaza, a historic gathering place in El Paso’s downtown business district provides a state-of-the-art urban open space, while protecting and celebrating the history and culture of the site. The project was the result of an intensive community process involving input from a wide range of constituents. Active programming, environmental and economic sustainability, and great design have become the de facto criteria for catalyzing renewed interest and investment in the types of urban open spaces exemplified by the updated plaza.


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公园的规划是最主要的优先事项,社区同样希望保留其历史特征。因此,SWA将现有的正式轴线路径与非正式路径和桥梁整合在一起,引导公园用户到达各种活动区域,比如乒乓球、象棋和洗脸池(当地最喜欢的类似于马蹄铁但有水的地方)、儿童防溅区和放置了彩色座位的咖啡馆。在公园的中心,设计师们修复了路易斯·希门尼斯(Luis Jimenez)心爱的洛斯拉格托斯(Los Lagortos)雕塑,向45年前生活在广场上的短吻鳄致敬。他们与Lake Flato事务所一起,创造了一个金属结构来保护雕塑免受太阳直射,同时也为活动提供了一个遮阳区域。

Programming for the park was a main priority, as was the community’s desire to retain some of its historic identity. In response, SWA integrated the existing formal axial paths with informal paths and bridges that take park users to various destinations, including gaming areas for ping-pong, chess, and washoes (a local favorite similar to horseshoes but with water), a children’s splash pad, and a café with colorful seating arrangements. At the park’s center, the designers restored Los Lagortos, a beloved sculpture by Luis Jimenez that pays tribute to the live alligators that inhabited the plaza over 45 years ago. Together with Lake Flato Architects, they created a metal structure to help protect the sculpture from the sun and also to provide a shaded area for activities.


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地点: 美国德克萨斯州埃尔帕索
客户: 德克萨斯州埃尔帕索市米尔斯广场物业有限公司
范围: 城市设计、规划、景观建筑
大小: 1.73英亩

Location:El Paso, Texas, United States
Client:City of El Paso, Texas; Mills Plaza Properties LP
Scope:Urban Design, Planning, Landscape Architecture
Size:1.73 acres


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