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Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Garden, J. Paul Getty Center / OLIN

  • Architects: OLIN
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Architect: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
  • Project Team: Dennis McGlade, FASLA, E. Allan Spulecki
  • Landscape Architect: OLIN
  • Structural Engineers: Martin Newson & Associates
  • Fluidity Design Consultants: Englekirk Partners
  • Area: 23636.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Marion Brenner, OLIN

© Marion Brenner © Marion Brenner © OLIN

From the architect. The Fran and Ray Stark Sculpture Garden is one of a series of discrete outdoor sculpture locations throughout the J. Paul Getty Center, featuring an elegant and deferential landscape inspired by Southern California’s rugged beauty. The garden—actually a green roof over part of the museum—showcases works by iconic artists from Noguchi to Henry Moore, offering visitors a striking preview of the museum’s rich collections.

© Marion Brenner
© Marion Brenner

Rather than force compatibility between the existing landscape and each unique piece, OLIN designed new gardens with specific sculptures in mind. Their placement responds to the artwork itself and its interaction with the viewer. Some sculptures are situated in secluded areas with seating and fountains for peaceful contemplation, while others overlook expansive views of downtown Los Angeles.

© Marion Brenner
© Marion Brenner
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