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Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park

Landscape Architecture in Washington – design by Weiss/Manfredi

Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle

Location: Washington, USA

Date built: 2007

Design: Weiss/Manfredi

The Olympic Sculpture Park has transformed a nine-acre industrial site into open and vibrant green space for art. This new waterfront park gives Seattle residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.

Olympic Sculpture Park from Broad Street, Seattle, showing freight train, bridge and Louise Bourgeois’s Eye Benches (1996-1997).
Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park - Waterfront Park
photograph © Iwan Baan

Admission is free.

In 2001 SAM selected New York-based WEISS / MANFREDI Architecture / Landscape / Urbanism from an international pool of 52 applicants. Their design vision expressed a dynamic integration of landscape, architecture and urban design, which they had successfully achieved in previous projects.

“The Seattle Art Museum resolved to return the site as much as possible to a functioning ecosystem, while providing a unique setting for outdoor sculpture and public recreation. This was no small task given a century of change amidst the state’s largest urban environment. The project’s lead designers, Weiss/Manfredi, developed an innovative Z-shaped configuration connecting three parcels into a series of four distinct landscapes. This design afforded a wide range of environmental restoration processes, including brownfield redevelopment, salmon habitat restoration, native plantings and sustainable design strategies.”

Text courtesy of Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park

Address: 2901 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

Contact: (206) 654-3100

Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park – Exhibition

Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Current exhibition: ‘White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes’
Sep 22, 2012 – Jan 13, 2013

Olympic Sculpture Park – PACCAR Pavilion
Exterior of PACCAR Pavilion at the Olympic Sculpture Park by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Olympic Sculpture Park Pavilion
images © Iwan Baan

View of the Olympic Sculpture Park from Broad Street showing freight train, bridge, and Louise Bourgeois’s Eye Benches (1996–97):
Olympic Sculpture Park
image © Iwan Baan

Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park
Sketch of PACCAR Pavilion at Olympic Sculpture Park by Weiss/Manfredi.
PACCAR Pavilion
picture Courtesy of Weiss/Manfredi

Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park
Conceptual model of Olympic Sculpture Park by Weiss/Manfredi. Courtesy of Weiss/Manfredi
Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park
photograph © Iwan Baan

Exhibition featuring Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park – 14 Oct 2012

“Today a new type of museum is emerging – one that fuses inventive architecture and landscape design with radical conceptual and installation art. These sites typically mix old and new, featuring collaborative plans by several designers and encouraging exploration outdoors. White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes presents six such sites from around the globe. Renowned architectural photographer Iwan Baan has photographed all six sites for the exhibition and for the catalogue. This exhibition is organized by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture”.

Weiss Manfredi

Location: 2901 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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