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Chinese Pillow Fountain Plaza

Moffett Towers

Sunnyvale, California

2009

Description

Chinese Pillow Fountain Plaza is one of six entry plazas that act as gathering points for social interaction along the main pathway at the 52-acre Moffett Towers Corporate Campus in Sunnyvale, CA. This plaza features a circular composition of grasses, trees, a granite recycled water fountain, and varied geometric block seating. In this LEED Platinum recycled water flows through the quilted pattern grooves of the granite fountain into a circular basin filled with smooth river rock to create a subtle and relaxing sound. Like an outdoor room, the plaza helps extend the workplace to the outside and encourages users to stay on premise throughout the workday.

Information

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Photo Credit JD Peterson

Location
Moffett Towers, Sunnyvale, California

Date
2009

Medium
Bronze, Granite, Earth, Festuca rubra, Rye grass, Platanus acerifolia   

Dimensions
Fountain: H 6’ x L 5’9” x W 2’6”

Commissioned by
The City of Sunnyvale, Arts Commission and the Jay Paul Company

Architects 
DES Architects, Redwood City, CA, Tom Gilman, Principal

Landscape Contractor
Jensen Corp. Landscape Construction

Fabrication
Rudolph Sletten and Granicor

Client / Reference
Jeannette D'Elia, Jay Paul Company