DAVID RUBIN Land Collective has been commissioned by the City of Westfield, Indiana to lead the design Grand Junction Plaza, also known as “The Junction,” a civic space that is the central park for Westfield, and the focus of the City’s development plan. The park includes pavilions designed in collaboration with Hollwich Kushner Architects. Made of Indiana limestone, they form a complete square when their facades are put together, symbolizing Indiana’s agrarian landscape and Jefferson’s grid. Wayfinding and graphic identity was created by Bruce Mau Design.
The park is at the junction of four trails, creating a true center of the City. The team worked with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Management, Hamilton County Drainage Board, and the Army Corps of Engineers to restore the riparian corridor of Cool Creek, which bisects the site. A cafe with skate share and a fountain is a social anchor to the park, and hosts a ice loop in winter months. The park also includes a landform amphitheater, in aspiration of serving the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for summer concerts. Other key elements include a natural play park, a riparian overlook, and trail head station with convenience amenities.