the Lawn on D

Location: Boston, MA
Date: August 2014
Partners: Sasaki Associates in partnership Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, HR&A Advisors, and Utile

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), in partnership with it's design team, conceived of the 2.7 acre Lawn on D—a flexible, vibrant, and temporary urban space—to be an "early arrival" on D Street, setting the tone for civic impact and expressing the ambitions of a new district along D Street. This district aims to be interactive, flexible, technologically advanced, inspired by art and events, and inclusive of many constituents (residents, workers, conventioneers, tourists). Composed of the plaza and the lawn, The Lawn on D achieves its aspirations as a hub of activity for a wide range of events, installations and programs. Since it’s opening in August of 2014, the Lawn on D has attracted thousands of visitors, neighbors, and conventioneers. Lawn on D sets a high bar for future development along D Street, and stands out as a new model for open space.

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