Park Brentwood

Brentwood, California
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Park Brentwood

Bounded by a dysfunctional commercial intersection in the heart of Brentwood, this project implements a much needed street realignment. On the resulting reconfigured parcel, the project proposes a plaza surrounded by shops and restaurants. The design seeks to extend the community's sense of intimacy to the public realm, while providing a new space for interaction. Composed of three volumes which embrace a fourth "public" space, the building is scaled to feel like a natural growth of the neighborhood and organized to invite casual participation. The passerby is welcome to use various parts of the building's circulation as "short-cuts", or stop to take advantage of its amenities and enjoy its gathering spaces.