Oasis: The Great American Corporate Center

Lead DesignerJohn Marx, AIA
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Oasis was conceived as an iconic beacon for innovation, design, and a sense of grace. Sited on a tight urban parcel in Santa Clara, California, facing the Great America theme park, this 300,000 square-foot project signals the inevitable shift in higher density and transit-oriented developments surfacing in the Silicon Valley and sets a precedent for its anonymous, often uninspired landscape. The structure, with its orthogonally patterned façade reminiscent of Mondrian’s grid, is organized around the vertical circulation. As it rests atop a cylindrical glass lobby, it appears to float above a sinuous sculptural landscape pierced strategically to filter light into the parking garage below.


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