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Lakewood's Heritage CenterLakewood, CO
This project is a recent interpretation of "Art Deco" in a public park that focuses on the 20th Century history of Lakewood, Colorado. The large park/open space houses a collection of relocated historic structures. The challenge was to reintroduce "Art Deco" into Lakewood's architectural history without mimicking a lost building or confusing visitors about its authenticity. The solution, was to incorporate the steps below: 1) Create a footprint too large to have been relocated here and improbable to have been a part of the original Bonfils-Stanton estate. 2) Site it on a wide plaza linking parking and pedestrian accessways to various historic structures such that it becomes a gateway, not an isolated structure. 3) Incorporate iconic forms and materials including vertical, neon signage, massive curved walls of glass block and standing seam curved roof forms.