Structure and optics are merged to simultaneously engage the closest observation and broadest vista of the park.

Images

THE SKY PILLARS CONNECT DOWNTOWN OKLAHOMA CITY TO THE RIVER

THE SKY PILLARS CREATE A RIBBON OF LIGHT MARKING THE CIRCULATION AXIS

EARLY RENDERING OF THE CONCEPT

THE PRISMATIC FORM AND SURFACE FINISH OF THE SKY PILLARS COLLECT DISTINCT VIEWS OF THE SKY

BLUE INTERNAL LIGHTING ACTIVATES THE SKY PILLARS AT NIGHT

Description

Functioning as a singular choreographed light-event within Oklahoma City's new Scissortail Park’, the 29 folded Sky Pillars are arranged along a key pedestrian path. Each pillar is a 22’ high, embossed and perforated stainless-steel prism with a mirror finish, internally lit at night. Day and night, the efficient structural form and surface treatment of the prisms offer a unique experience of Oklahoma’s expansive skies, emphasizing the arcing line of the park’s circulation axis.

The Sky Pillars will extend to the river the final phase of the project. When completed, the 67 light masts will be a key wayfinding element that articulates the park’s “core to the shore” concept, connecting downtown Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma River with a ribbon of light.

Landscape Architect: Hargreaves Associates