Newport Way Retaining Wall
1999-2000, Bellevue, WA
Vicki Scuri SiteWorks with KPG Architects
Sponsored by City of Bellevue: Bellevue Arts Commission and Department of Public Works
This project includes a series of retaining walls, up to 14'
in height in a residential neighborhood near Factoria Mall. The top
triangular border references the grade of the site. The concrete quilt
patterning reflects local natural resources and site history. Coal Creek
was once a major coalmine in the area. Factoria Mall is the first mall in
Bellevue; named after the furnace factory that once stood on its site.
The Jell-O mold fish patterns relate to Mall retailing and recall salmon
streams of the area. Now, these natural resources, fish and coal, are used
up. They are commemorated in the Newport Way Retaining Wall. Plant
materials complement this NW theme synchronizing to create a rhythmic
patterned landscape, providing interest for pedestrians and drivers alike,
creating identity for the Newport Way Neighborhood.
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