Cypress landing

Opened December 10, 2016

2016
Powder-coated stainless steel, mist, water, paint, landscaping, other
32’ x 100’ x 100’ (variable)
Location: Zoo Miami, Miami, FL

Commissioned by: Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places
 

Cypress Landing, the 10,000 sq. ft. new children's play area at Zoo Miami, with its major water feature was designed by Matthew Geller and includes a multi-colored stainless steel 32' tall misting and water showering Cypress tree, water spraying Cypress knees, seating, playgrounds, landscaping, a concession stand, and a 150’ mural by Diana Kingsley. Three of the knees have push buttons that each operate two water nozzles in the tree such that water streams down through the mist. Three other knees each have a push button and two water nozzles. The mist is in a constant state of flux, sensitive to the slightest changes in wind, temperature, and humidity, and can lower the air temperate by as much as 30°. 
 

LINK TO LOCATION (navigate on map to find red map maker) - Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177