The Bud and Susie Rogers Garden at the Akron Art Museum is a gift to the community of Akron. OLIN worked closely with the museum on the design, which replaces a surface parking lot with a series of terraced outdoor spaces, including a welcoming plaza, a flexible lawn, a meandering path bordered by prairie grasses, and a woodland reminiscent of the forests of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Artists are invited to use the space to create interventions and expand the dialogue of art in innovating ways. The entire garden is also designed to welcome a range of activities, including introspection, exploration, expression, social interactions and memorable art experiences, generated by the community and curated by the museum.
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