New Civic Park Design Revealed for Hemisfair in San Antonio
December 17, 2014 - This morning, several San Antonio news sources are reporting on the design for the civic park at Hemisfair. The Gustafson Guthrie Nichol team unveiled the design for the new 16-acre civic park last night at the Institute of Texan Cultures. The public presentation shared the design team’s research of the city and the region, specifics of the park’s features, and conceptual renderings of the civic park.
The Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation (HPARC) has shepherded the development of the civic park’s program with active community participation through public work sessions and surveys. Gustafson Guthrie Nichol participated in this outreach, and the publicly generated programming ideas formed the foundation of the design process.
The Gustafson Guthrie Nichol design creates a place that fits San Antonio’s life, character, and vision. "San Antonio's unique culture is rooted in a rich heritage of outdoor gathering,” said Founding Principal Kathryn Gustafson. “The civic park presents a new capacity for the city's greatest celebrations while also establishing the foundation for new urban growth and connections."
Learn more in reports by Katherine Nickas for the Rivard Report, Benjamin Olivo for the San Antonio Express News, and Stephanie Serna for KSAT TV-12. [Also Aaron Seward for The Architect's Newspaper, published April 2015.]