Citygarden — 2011 Urban Open Space Award Winner

Spray Plaza at Night

About Citygarden

Owner/Developer: City of St. Louis; Gateway Foundation
Designer: Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects; Studio Durham Architects

Why Citygarden?

Citygarden, a 2.9-acre richly landscaped sculpture garden and park that has altered the perception of the city’s downtown and catalyzed nearby development. With a design that draws on St. Louis’ chief natural feature—its rivers—Citygarden has succeeded attracting a diverse public and creating an outdoor destination attraction and meeting place. Situated on two blocks of the Gateway Mall, the active sculpture garden has drawn visitors, residents, and workers back to the heart of St. Louis since opening in 2009. Designer Warren Byrd consulted with the Missouri Botanical Garden in selecting flora that are native to the state, incorporating them into Citygarden’s landscaping design that includes 24 modern and contemporary sculptures.

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