Austin Foundation for Architecture - P A R K S P A C E

P A R K S P A C E

P A R K S P A C E

July 2020 & ongoing!


Both vibrant and practical, P A R K S P A C E is an intervention that helps visualize social distancing guidelines in Austin’s parks and green spaces.

As Austinites step carefully back out of their homes, we need to shift the ways we move through and interact in public spaces. To help with this transition, P A R K S P A C E provides a creative wayfinding system to encourage safe practices for our community. The site-specific installation series uses eco-friendly turf paint to delineate spaces where people can come together to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities—like picnics, yoga, and relaxing in the sun—while maintaining a safe distance.

P A R K S P A C E is designed to respond to the topography and character of each site, while highlighting native Texas wildflowers through colors and patterns. P A R K S P A C E can currently be experienced at the following locations:

  • Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park
  • Pease Park
  • Republic Square
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park 


Check back for future sites, including other parks across Austin and green spaces around the world, with other architecture foundations and centers for architecture incorporating the designs!

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View the press release.

P A R K S P A C E is a program of the Austin Foundation for Architecture, made possible with support from AIA Austin and in partnership with Austin Parks and Recreation, Pease Park Conservancy, and the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation. Special thanks to Gerardo Gandy, Assoc. AIA; the AIA Austin Urban Design Committee; 4Ward Land Surveying; and Gensler.

 

 

 

 

This program is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated and help us continue to produce programs promoting the value of the built environment for all Austinites!