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Position #1 seen from across the river in Sacramento



Position #2 seen from across the river in downtown Sacramento

Position #2 seen from the pier in West Sacramento



Position #1 seen from the pier in West Sacramento


Position #1 seen from the pier in West Sacramento


One of the many steel bands on the pilings surrounding the pier

WEST

2015
West Sacramento, CA

A proposal for the Mill Street Pier on the Sacramemto River that divides Sacramento and West Sacramento. The lighted sign - WEST - is on wheels which are on tracks; it turns to three directions, rolled in place by viewers. Depending on its position, it changes its meaning. In the first position, it locates the "subject" on the West Sacramento side while turning its back to those across the river in Sacramento. Rolled to the second position, it proudly identifies the City of West Sacramento to downtown Sacramento. In its third position, it can be read forward from both sides of the river, while it creates an intimate space for special occasions in West Sacramento.

There are stainless steel bands that wrap the existing wooden pilings surrounding the pier. They measure the changing water level and bring awareness to drought or flood conditions and the tides.

The two parts of the piece together serve to orient viewers, either in relation to their city, to a neighboring city, or to the distance to and relation to the water.


Animation of the three positions


Plan view diagrams of the three positions



Position #2 seen from the pier in West Sacramento


Position #2 seen from the pier in West Sacramento

renderings by Cristobal Cea Sanchez

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