|Parks||Centers & Pools||Activities||Reservations & Permits||Projects & Planning||A - Z Index|
Thank you Seattle, the Gatehouse is complete!
Mayor Greg Nickels and the Honorable Mistunori Namba, Consul General of Japan in Seattle opened the gates of the new Gatehouse at a grand opening celebration held on May 4, 2009. The celebration included a Shinto blessing, taiko drumming and a koto performance.
On June 16, 2008 a Jinchinsai ceremony which is a traditional Shinto ground pacification ceremony took place. The construction contract was awarded to the low bidder, A-1 Landscaping & Construction Inc.
Below are the project changes and steps taken to minimize the impact on vegetation associated with this project:
The architects have sited the structures in such a way
as to minimize impact to the garden and trees.
The Japanese Garden Entry Gatehouse will provide a new entry structure to the garden. The new entrance will be approximately 1,170 square feet and will include a ticket booth with direct access to the garden, a storage room, a meeting room, men's and women's restrooms with covered vestibule; and a maintenance area. See the images below.
PROJECT DESCRIPTIONThe University of Washington, the City and the Arboretum Foundation are working together on three projects to implement the Arboretum master plan. The three projects include the Japanese Garden Entry Gatehouse, the South Entry/Madrona Terrace Improvements and the Irrigation Mainline Project.
The Master Plan for “Renewing the Washington Park Arboretum” was adopted by the City and UW Regents in May 2001. The three identified projects are being funded by the Pro Parks Levy.
Concepts, drawings and photos
Description of Japanese Garden Entry Gatehouse
Design of an Entry Gatehouse for the Washington Park Arboretum Japanese Garden to include: a Ticket Booth with adjoining storage room for printed material and a patron wheelchair, and a door with direct access to the garden; a Storage Room that can be converted to the Gift Shop at a later date, or can be the Gift Shop initially if there is agreement on the operation; a Meeting Room with only one door from the restroom vestibule and storage closets; men's and women's restrooms with covered vestibule; and a Maintenance area with common area including kitchen, janitor's closet and mechanical Room. The overall footprint will be roughly 1,170 sf.
( RETURN TO TOP )
Board of Park Commissioners Briefing 4-27-06
Design Commission Briefing 5-4-06
( RETURN TO TOP )
*Note: To view a PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download it for free at www.adobe.com.
Updated 5/06/2009 12:00
|Home | Partnerships | Park Board | Volunteer | FAQ | Parkways | Facebook | @SeattleParks | Flickr|