Portland's Latest Plaza

Linda Baker reviews the new Simon and Helen Director Park in Portland, Oregon, which she says "resembles an elegant Italian piazza."
December 5, 2010, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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The park opened last summer, and was designed to be part of the string of parks long planned to run through the middle of the city. The new park was a collaboration between Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects and The Olin Studio.

The design features "three distinct outdoor 'rooms.' There is a bosk of American yellowwoods, a fountain with a pool, and a soaring glass-and-wood canopy that helps "define a place without imposing itself on you,' says Greg Baldwin, a ZGF partner."

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Published on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in Metropolis Magazine
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