explorations

Sunset Junction

SALT partnered with Rachel Allen Architecture and Department of Graphic Sciences in submitting a proposal for the public plaza at Sunset Junction in the Silver Lake community. The crossroads of Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard is a harsh concrete environment and the team saw an opportunity to create a community gathering space. We proposed a slightly elevated stage or platform with seating at the perimeter. The center piece of the proposal was to be a massive California Sycamore tree that would provide a sculptural anchor to the site as well as seasonal shade and a focal point for the entire Sunset Junction development.