Flying Saucer Grove
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Flying Saucer Grove, a green and blue collection of umbrella type sculptures.


Martha Schwartz

"Flying Saucer Grove"

Integrated Art - Plaza design

1998

BB&T Center

 

Description

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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