Playa Vista Park, Los Angeles – Michael Maltzan


The Park is not a mimetic representation of nature, but is instead defined by activity, utility, and performance.

Rather than creating a series of static scenes in relationship to a fixed linear narrative, the Park encourages a multiplicity of simultaneous itineraries, experiences, and encounters through its function and form. Soccer fields and basketball courts to the west, and amphitheater lawn and woodlands for gathering and relaxation to the east, extend the program areas to the street edge.


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