Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Gensler’s role in the renovation of this large, historic urban park included the design of several new park pavilions and a redesign of the entry. Four new structures, a restaurant, an open-air pavilion, a bandshell, and an extension to the existing palm conservatory are each designed to float in the landscape. The diaphanous bandstand is constructed of bent steel tubes, and a circular, open-air pavilion serves adjacent outdoor activities. A larger, glass-enclosed circular pavilion contains a full-service restaurant, reflecting a crisp version of neo-modern. The project was performed in conjunction with landscape architect The Office of James Burnett.