hirshhorn museum sculpture garden

hirshhorn museum sculpture garden

washington D.C., USA


type: sculpture garden

client: public

area: 6,200m2

sculpture garden redesign and revitalization in washington D.C. by artist hiroshi sugimoto. etla takes part in the project as a member of the sugimoto team, collaborating with local architects and respecting the original redesign by lester collins. 

tree species were chosen by considering their leaf shape and texture so to cast different qualities of shades, while the groundcover plan was designed with a “mixed planting” approach. in this way, a collection of spaces is dramatically composed. A series of small, shaded outdoor galleries, a sunny glade-like open area, an entrance framed by japanese cherry trees, and so on.