bellevue city hall | bellevue, wa
An expansive set of water features has been designed to complement the extension of this building into the landscape.
Winner of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects 2008 National Merit Award, water plays a central role in this prominent building’s exterior appearance. Reflecting pools with raised walkways create an open, inviting civic space for visitors and employees, and integrated lighting creates a warm and welcoming outdoor space in the evenings.
The main reflective pool at the building’s lower level features Longboat, a modern art installation by Dan Corson. At the plaza level a second reflective pool features The Root, a large silver sculpture that pays tribute to Bellevue’s logging origins. Cast from the trunk of an old growth cedar harvested in the 1800s, it sits in a shallow reflecting pool and has been positioned to optimize its reflection in the water.