NEWPORT BEACH CIVIC CENTER COMPETITION -2nd Award
CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH
CIVIC CENTER, CITY HALL, PARK
An invited competition, our solution proposed a through-line from park, through civic center, to existing library.
With neighboring community views a sensitive issue, the mass of the civic center and its parking were basically layered down into the park topography, with walk-able flanking canyons and subterranean, but open-air, parking.
A few blocks from the bay, the architecture evoked not the literalism, but the spirit of an open-air ship-deck, with complex infrastructure below.