Papillion Downtown Plaza

Papillion, NE

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Landscape Architecture Overview:

The Plaza contains two fountains that evoke the Papillion Creek that is adjacent to the south side of the site. A restroom building was designed to incorporate a viewing area on the roof for parade judging. The large canopy provides shape and protection for users of the stage area and rooftop. A cut steel panel wraps the building representing the Papillion city symbol of the Monarch butterfly.

Brick paving repeats elements of the existing downtown streetscape pattern and color concrete paving mimics the braided channels of historic creeks. Sustainable practices are achieved through collecting the stormwater runoff from the roof canopy and depositing into a raingarden located along Washington Street. Native plantings and materials are also used to help conserve water, save energy, and reduce maintenance.

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  • CLIENT: Papillion, NE
  • COMPLETE: June 2013
  • SIZE:
    .5 acre
  • AWARDS:
    • AIA Nebraska Chapter - Merit Award - 2014
    • ASLA Great Plains Chapter - Merit Award - 2013
  • View Related Project Types:
    Urban Design, Parks & Recreation