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888 Boylston Plaza At The Prudential Center

CompanyMikyoung Kim Design
Lead DesignersMikyoung Kim
Project LocationBoston, MA
ClientBoston Properties
CreditsPhotos by Anton Grassl and Ted Cavanaugh
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Landscape
Entry Description

Located in the heart of Back Bay Boston, this urban plaza complements the highest performing office building in New England. It serves as an entrance foyer and public gathering space, and provides year-round, flexible programming. Planters are designed to rise out of fluid paving bands and are sculpted to create multiple seating opportunities. Wind vanes feature color changing lights that are programmed to a weather sensor, highlighting wind intensity. The lighting reflects real-time wind data (from NOAA) in the form of a colorful light show, transforming the plaza into a living wind diagram.