The New Zocalo is an urban platform. A Mexican Spanish word for public plaza, like that at the center of Mexico City, zócalo is here defined as an elevated plinth. Hovering above street level and aligned with the adjacent rail yard, the plinth’s colorful textured paving traverses a series of gardens while broad oblique walkways connect formal and informal destinations.
02.24.10 | w. m. keck lecture hall – 7pm
monica PONCE DE LEON: approximations
wednesday, february 24, 7pm
w.m. keck lecture hall
monica PONCE DE LEON
principal, office dA, boston/new york/ann arbor
dean, taubman college, university of michigan
office dA is best known in los angeles for its leading green design of the arco sustainable gas station at the south east corner of olympic and robertson boulevards.