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IDEA

Design a place for rest and relaxation using repurposed Bush Stadium seats along Indianapolis' Cultural Trail near the English Foundation Building (at the corner of Alabama and North).

IMPACT

New and improved signage gives The English Foundation Building some well-deserved attentionIndianapolitans can once again sit on Bush Stadium seats on a formerly ordinary corner along the Cultural Trail. The installation now provides a place to stop along the trail. This is place-making!

 

Aside from The English Foundation Building's sign, the original corner along the Cultural Trail didn't have much going on.

A rendering of the model during the design phase.

Architect Donna Sink's amazing construction drawings, used for the installation.

Putting it all together at IFAB.

Installation day.

Completed trailstop!

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DETAILS

In 2012, Central Indiana Community Foundation approached PUP to develop a Trailstop at the corner of Alabama and North to enhance the almost completed Indianapolis Cultural Trail, functioning as a rest stop and vista of the city's skyline. Teamed with Brian Payne (founder of the Cultural Trail) and Alphons Van Adrichem of CICF, PUP designed an amphitheater-like structure containing salvaged Bush Stadium seats. The installation replaced one car-parking spot by adding six bicycle-parking spots next to an Indiana Pacers Bikeshare station. The Trailstop also includes illuminated building signage for CICF, The Indianapolis Foundation and The English Foundation Building. Installation was completed in the summer of 2014 and continues to perform as one of Indianapolis' highlighted intersections.


DESIGNERS: PUP

FABRICATORS: INDIANAPOLIS FABRICATIONS

FUNDERS: The indianapolis FOUNDATION, PUP


BUSH STADIUM SEAT SALVAGE

BUSH STADIUM SEAT SALVAGE

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