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Green Fossil Fountain Plaza

Moffett Towers

Sunnyvale, California

2009

Description

Green Fossil 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 two granite fountains connected by an arc of planting. Titled Sporangiophore 1 and Sporangiophore 2 after the resemblance of their shape to a fern’s spore receptacle. For this LEED Platinum project, the fountains are bubblers that use recycled water and automatically shut off in high wind conditions. Like an outdoor room, the plaza helps extend the workplace to the outside and encourages users to stay on premise throughout the workday.

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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
Sporangiophore 1: H 2’ 5 5/8” x L 5’ x W 3’ 10”; Sporangiophore 2: H 1’ 3” x L 5’ 1 1/2” x W 4’ 5/8”

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

Photography 
Mark Darely, JD Peterson
San Francisco, CA