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Entries in Parklets (2)


More Than a Parklet: A Catalyst to Inspire Change

Gensler Philadelphia won the People’s Choice Award at the AIA National Convention's Parklet Design Competition. Image © Gensler.

In a landscape filled with concrete and asphalt, city pedestrians often crave people-friendly refuges within urban areas. Taking over underutilized spaces, parklets are a great example of how design actively participates within the community by creating new areas for people to connect with environment, the public and themselves.

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Cahuenga Crossing: Bringing Open Space to Hollywood

Gensler's vision for Cahuenga Crossing. Image © Gensler

Hollywood, as a federally defined Enterprise Zone, is critically lacking open space and has a community general health-quotient well below the county average. With limited funds, and even more limited developable area, the challenge to create new open space in the Hollywood is a formidable challenge.

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