Foundation Myths and Cultural Transformations
The Architecture of a Place
Eugene Kupper, Author
Within the bowl-shaped open area approximately 300' x 500' in the northern half of MacArthur Park, create an urban arena. The arena will enfront Wilshire Boulevard, and be bordered on the other three sides by the existing heavy planting and sloping terrain. The park will surround and interact with the arena so that a geographical symbolism is made evident
Design the arena as a three-dimensional complex for community celebrations and planning. Symbolically, the arena is a cosmopolis.
Design the arena as a place for the participant to become inspired about the culture of this city, and to realize that the world can be reached through its national and ethnic neighbors. A plan of study communication and travel can be made. A living exhibition of world cultures.
The Boston Architectural Center
The Cooper Union
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Southern California Institute of Architecture
University of Cincinnati