John Peña Art

Open Stream Bollard

2021

I was hired to create a series of site-specific pedestrian bollards for the Hazelwood Green Site in Pittsburgh, PA.

The “Open Stream” bollard design was a response to the history of water on the site. I located a map from 1892 in which an open stream flowed through the exact spot of the proposed bollards. I then designed the furnishing to playfully reflect this now invisible history. I then hired Technique Architectural Products to fabricate the final aluminum bollards.

This was a collaborative project coordinated by GGN Landscape Architects, Office of Public Art, and Monmade.