When South Lake Union started to build up in earnest, the owner of a building adjacent to one of Amazon’s towers asked Weber Thompson to design a small pocket park to soften the space between the two buildings. The result is a respite among the concrete. A tucked away space for visitors to take a minute and for the more canine denizens of South Lake Union to stretch their legs.
Narrow and deep, the park features linear stripes of material pulling visitors in. A delicate canopy of tightly spaced Honeylocust trees over stone dust paving is reminiscent of similar pocket parks in Paris. A bountiful row of groundcovers and shrubs create a visual barrier between the Amazon building garage entrance and the park. Towards the back, a fence is slowly being obscured by climbing vines, hiding the off leash space behind. Throughout, colorful foliage through the seasons create vertical interest, softening the concrete and dappling the light that streams in between the two buildings.