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Citygarden
St. Louis, Missouri

Citygarden is a three-acre, two-block sculpture garden located in downtown St. Louis. The Terrace View is a 60-seat café designed to complement the garden's look and feel. A green roof system was employed to improve the views from surrounding high-rise buildings, and to contribute to conservation efforts used throughout Citygarden.

The café design, inspired by the work of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, contrasts a solid stone-clad block that holds the kitchen, and a glass volume with a large steel trellis structure. The trellis cantilevers asymmetrically in reaction to the solar orientation and provides shade to those dining on the terrace.

 

AWARDS:

• 2012 Honor Award in
General Design, The American Society of Landscape Architects

• 2012 Tucker Design Awards for excellence in the use of natural stone,
Building Stone Institute

• 2011 Amanda Burden Open Space Award,
Urban Land Institute

• 2010 Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture
AIA Regional Design Awards, Central States Region

• 2010 Aon
Build America Award
Citygarden construction / BSI Constructors
Associated General Contractors of America

• 2010 Lumen
Award of Merit
Citygarden, St. Louis
Illuminating Engineering Society of New York City (IESNYC)

• 2010 Award of Merit
Citygarden, St. Louis
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)

• 2009 Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture
Citygarden construction / BSI Constructors
Associated General Contractors of St. Louis

• 2009 Keystone Award for Excellence in Architecture
AIA/CPC Design Awards, St. Louis Chapter AIA

 

IN THE NEWS:

• "Beyond the Arch"
Chicago Tribune,
August 7, 2010

• "City Parks Bringing Urban Centers Back to Life"
The Washington Post,
July 30, 2010

• “Creating An Urban Oasis
Landscape Architecture, April 2010

• "Spirit of St. Louis"
Metropolis, November, 2009

• "New Art Parks Enliven Urban Centers"
Architectural Record,
October 1, 2009

• "Sculpture to Invigorate a Shrinking City"
New York Times,
July 5, 2009

• "An Urban Oasis Blooms in St. Louis"
BusinessWIre.com,
June 30, 2009

• "A City's Artful Heart"
ArchNewsNow.com,
June 30, 2009