Freeport Regional Water Authority Intake Project

Gallery Info
Client
Freeport Regional Water Authority
Year
2010
Location
Sacramento, CA

The Freeport Regional Water Authority Intake Project is a great example of civic infrastructure that combines engineering, public art, architecture and landscape architecture in a harmonious manner. Special focus was given to the application of creative finishes, integration of public art, and incorporation of interesting landforms to create a truly unique destination and environment. Landscape and hardscape treatments create visual interest in the public place space and levee banks. Bands of glass-seeded colored concrete meander through the plaza like the adjacent Sacramento River snakes through the Central Valley. In addition to creating a distinct and memorable pedestrian experience, particular attention was paid to sound attenuation and visual screening of the project site so it would not negatively impact the adjacent neighborhood.