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Description

To provide a link between the Technology Campus and the City of Sunnyvale, three linear parks establish an entry and public right of way through the Campus, connecting pedestrians and cyclists to the Light Rail Stop in the north. The landscape sculpture Suturis joins landform, planting, and sculpture in a series of overlapping lines, planes, and forms that create a place for rest and connection, in the unlikely site of the parking lot.  The floral pattern etched into the concrete, starts as a sinuous line of at grade, concrete paving and becomes a twisting concrete sculpture that serves as seating throughout the park. The movement of these benches morphs into laser-cut stainless steel entry sculptures whose volumes fill with sunlight and LED light at night. The sculptures that are also landforms wrap the participant in north and south entry enclosures, linked by a continuous series of earthworks, paths, and seating throughout the site. The planting palette is based on the use of completely recycled water for each of the three parks.

Information

Suturis

Location
Discovery Way & 11th Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 

Date
2018

Medium
Laser Cut Stainless Steel, Sandblasted Concrete

Dimensions
Three Landscape Screens, 9’-5” H x 29’ L x 1’-5” W each

Commissioned by
Jay Paul Company

CGS
Cliff Garten, Founder/Director, Venice, CA
Matthew Gilio-Tenan, Principal, Venice, CA

Engineer
Patrell Engineering Group Inc., Glendora, CA

Subcontractors
Dawn Jedkins, DES Architects + Engineers, Redwood City, CA 
Dan Kauffold, Level 10 Construction, Sunnyvale, CA
Rick Crook, QCP, Norco, CA
Michael J. Schrupp, EXP U.S. Services Inc, Glendale, CA

Photography 
Jeremy Green