Bosque and fountain combine to anchor a small urban piazza in the Chambersburg neighborhood of Trenton, NJ. The sunny piazza is softened by an accessible lawn, and a gridded canopy of deciduous trees. An obelisk transformed punctuates the central fountain. Glass and shaped perforated panels are layered onto a metal frame studded with lighting, which changes with the color of season, events and calendar.
All of the furnishings have also been designed for the piazza by WDLA. Fabricated out of perforated sheet metal, they offer a counterpoint to the honorific obelisk. The piazza is designed to accommodate a farmer’s market that will surround the fountain and occupy the space when it is not being used as a celebratory venue. The plaza plan allows active, festive users to share space with those whose preference is an afternoon snooze in dappled shade.
Status: Completed 2005