Nearly 60 entries were submitted in a design competition to transform a patch of Sunset Junction asphalt next to the Silver Lake Jiffy Lube into a $100,000 public plaza and monument. On Thursday night, the public is invited to review and vote on the proposals of five finalists competing to win the Envisioning Silver Lake Design Competition and a $2,500 prize. The finalists, listed below, will make a presentation before a vote is taken:
- Meter (Henry Buckingham, Marco Vinicio Monter)
- All That is Solid (Danielle Wagner, Alex Chew, Max Kuo, Heather McGinn)
- B Plus U (Herwig Baumgartner, Scott Uriu)
- bau10 LLC – Sustainable Design
- Patrick Tighe Architecture
What do the designs for the plaza and “permanent installation” – think monument sign or sculpture – look like? The Eastsider is trying to get a hold of images of what has been proposed for the site at Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards. The judges in the competition, sponsored by Council District 13 and the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, were looking for “relevance to to Silver Lake culture, history, and Sunset Junction.”
The plaza will anchor the western end of $1.5 million in public improvements that includes new street trees, patterned crosswalks and bike racks along a three-block stretch of Sunset Boulevard. (click here for a block-by-block proposal).
The presentation and vote on Thurday, June 2 will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Micheltorena Street School auditorium.