Brooks + Scarpa’s Arboreal Installation Brightens a South Florida Plaza

City Center plans to install benches in the sculptures’ shade. Photography courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

To fabricate Gateway Sculpture at Pembroke Pines, commissioned from Brooks + Scarpa Architects for a plaza outside a Florida convention and cultural venue, the Charles F. Dodge City Center, Denver’s Yetiweurks began by welding steel plates together for the base.

Photography courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

Stainless-steel pipes formed the tops of one of the treelike sculptures.

Image courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

Brooks + Scarpa's Gateway Sculpture at Pembroke Pines

Four design team members led by architect Jeffrey Huber

8,800 pounds of steel

Two months of fabrication

Four days

Four tree forms

Image courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

Automotive paint, yellow to coordinate with City Center’s branding, was sprayed onto the “trunks.”

A plan of Brooks + Scarpa's Gateway Sculpture. Image courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects.
Image courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

Components were trucked to the site.

Image courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

A boom forklift maneuvered a completed sculpture into position, framing the pedestrian portal to the plaza.

Image courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

Image courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects.

Perforations were cut by water jet. 

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