"Flying Saucer Grove"
Integrated Art - Plaza design
Renowned landscape artist Martha Schwartz, collaborating with architect Ellerbe Becket, designed this enormous 80,000-sq. ft. entry plaza to the arena. Inspired by the green and earth tones of the nearby Everglades, she created a design that enhances the entertainment theme of the arena, home of the Florida Panthers, along with concerts and extravaganza events.
The plaza design encompasses:
- sixteen (16) light poles with canopy, each measuring 25 feet high
- fourteen (14) seat planters made of fiberglass resin, 16 feet diameter, with colors mirrored the light canopies
- stripped pattern paving throughout the plaza landscaping
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