Monday, March 16, 2009

10th @ Hoyt

Working at Ankrom Moisan (AMAA) I get to enjoy the great landscape architecture done for our projects. One of my favorites is 10th @ Hoyt in the Pearl District in Portland. The internal courtyard is actually a green roof, the parking garage is beneath. When rainwater falls (which is often in Oregon) it is captured and re-circulated through water channels, sculptural metal boxes and planters. The plantings are lush (love that Gunnera) and the lights strung across the space give it an Italian piazza feel. Koch Landscape Architects is the firm behind this fabulous space and my fellow AMAA'ite Kirsten Force is the photographer. Is it open to the public off 10th Ave – check it out the next time you're in Portland.

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