Downtown Plaza

City of Papillion
Papillion, NE
.5 acre
Completion date
June 2013

The Plaza contains two fountains that evoke Papillion Creek, adjacent to the south side of the site. 

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.A restroom building incorporates a rooftop viewing area for parade judging. 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 by collecting the stormwater runoff from the roof canopy and depositing into a rain garden located along Washington Street. Native plantings and materials are also used to help conserve water, save energy, and reduce maintenance. 

Glass Door Art Detail
Water Feature
Merit Award
AIA Nebraska Chapter
Merit Award
ASLA Great Plains Chapter