ICONIC ENTRANCE GATEWAY

EL PASO, TX (2017) 

 

A standard building entrance transformed into a spatial experience and visual icon. Gridded curvilinear petals are a structural system as well as a canopy, and open up where they touch the ground to form a seating area with benches. Marked by a two-way Cheshire gradient, the lightweight aluminum structure entirely transforms the approach and initial experience of its host building.