The 8-acre Playa Vista Central Park, for which Wil Carson was the Project Designer and Hiroshi Tokumaru the Senior Technical Coordinator for Michael Maltzan Architecture, is a new model for landscape, that premiates activity and performance, creating a dynamic park experience that has fundamentally transformed and energized the surrounding context of Playa Vista. The park is interwoven with the landscape of office buildings to the north and south, lined by bosques and allees of alders, elms, and pines. Linked by an east-west path which echoes the historic footprint of Howard Hughes’ runway which once crossed the site, the park includes soccer fields, basketball and volleyball courts, childrens’ play areas, an amphitheater, herb garden, as well as other spaces for recreation and relaxation. At the park’s center rises a new bandshell, a glowing lantern in the center of the surrounding landscape.
R O L E S
Wil Carson, Project Designer
Hiroshi Tokumaru, Senior Technical Coordinator
Michael Maltzan Architecture
P H O T O G R A P H Y
Iwan Baan, Christopher Norman & Wil Carson