Connecting Boston’s neighborhoods
Stoltze Design is proud to announce our participation in Pattern Walk, an installation sponsored by Design Museum Boston at Channel Park. The installation, the first of a multi-year initiative called the Urban Innovation Program, shows how design can improve and transform a public space, drawing visitors and bringing interest to underutilized sites around the city.
As one of five contributors working with the theme “connecting Boston’s neighborhoods,” the Stoltze team created a design that incorporates text, icons, and drawings to capture the vibrance and diversity of our city. The individual elements can stand on their own, but are integrated into a pattern that, quite literally, brings together the city’s distinct communities. We named the pattern Stencity, a reference to the stencil typeface and the amazing amount of development Boston is experiencing.
The designs were applied to freestanding beacon structures within the park, and will be on view April 29–August 1st. Channel Park is located along the South Bay Harbor Trail between West 4th and the Broadway Bridge. The park, with adjacencies to the Fort Point Channel, MassDOT’s Infraspace 1, the South Station train tracks, and I-93, is the perfect location for an installation about the linking of Boston’s neighborhoods.
Last night, Design Museum Boston hosted an opening reception to celebrate this inaugural installation of the Urban Innovation Program, featuring guided tours of the installation and presentations by the designers.