Published on: September 27, 2010
In 2009 Cliff Garten Studio completed the lighting for Santa Monica parking structures. It was done in collaboration with Pugh + Scarpa Architects and the City of Santa Monica Public Art Program, Cultural Affairs Division.
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The renovation of the faÃ§ade of the parking structures is an integral improvement to the downtown Santa Monica experience. The 75-foot column is perforated with an organically inspired pattern, waterjet cut into the metal to allow light to travel throughout the form.
The contoured panels play with sunlight and shadow during the day and are illuminated with LED color at night.
Complementary color schemes are used to assist in wayfinding.
LED lighting does not only provide intense color saturation but is also highly energy efficient, and is directed through the column and reflected on the ceiling of each floor of the structure.
This vibrant combination sets the parking structures apart from their context and celebrates the entry to the downtown area.
Photos are copyright Bill Short, Omar Barcena and Cliff Garten Studio.
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek