College of Architecture and Planning
Exhibit Highlights Students’ Design for Art Festival Grounds
Master of Architecture students in Design Studio V taught by lecturer Scott Lawrence are exhibiting the proposal they developed collectively for a permanent art festival grounds in Fort Collins. The exhibit “Constructed Contexts: A Land Art Biennale for Fort Collins, Colorado” includes a plan for a site just east of Horsetooth Reservoir, which includes the soon-to-be vacant Hughes Stadium (Colorado State University), Holiday Twin Drive-in, Spring Creek Park, Glen Haven Park, Dixon Reservoir, and Pineridge Open Space. The undertaking has involved conceptual master planning, siting and programming for eight art pavilions as well as the creation of 32 context-specific artworks for the site.
The goal is to open up the discussion in Fort Collins to include ideas for redevelopment that link into the adjacent open space, build on existing public art programs, and allow existing cultural landmarks like the Horsetooth dams, Aggie "A", and Holiday Twin Drive-in to become part of a future, as opposed to a relic of a forgotten past. All of this is on display alongside an exhibit for the temporary installation the studio implemented for the Cherry Creek pathway in downtown Denver. The exhibit on the fifth floor of the CU Denver Building will be open during normal university business hours through October 25, 2016.
Photo by Jesse Kuroiwa