Metro's Center Street Project is a new Metro facility in the Arts District that will provide a central location for Metro security operations, dispatch, and emergency coordination. Read more about the transit project here.
The Center Street Project facility's art program will be a large-scale sculptural relief on the exterior façade facing north and west. Artist Jacob Hashimoto is working in collaboration with the design team to integrate the artwork into the building’s architectural skin. In addition, the construction site will feature a series of banners designed by artists with community input, to be commissioned through the Japanese American Community and Cultural Center (JACCC) for temporary display along the fencing facing Center Street.
Center Street Project
Jacob Hashimoto, Untitled
Jacob Hashimoto at work on another installation, preliminary sketches of artwork concept, and sketches of proposed elements to build artwork.
“The artwork will build from the central idea of connectivity and interdependence…reflecting the values, mission and future ambitions of Metro while acknowledging LA’s aspirations, social dynamics and environmental characteristics.”
The artwork for LA Metro’s Center Street Project facility will be a multistory, sculptural relief installation by artist Jacob Hashimoto. This site-specific project will consist of hundreds of small, metal, multicolored components that will be woven, cross stitch-like, into the building’s façade, creating a complex, abstracted landscape that will colorfully weave its way around part of the building.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Local cultural organization, the Japanese American Community and Cultural Center (JACCC) and their lead artists Susu Attar and Kuniharu Yoshida, will design an original large scale, site-specific artwork to install on the fence at the project site along Center Street during the construction period. The team is developing a series of community story telling workshops that will inform the design. The artwork will be digitally printed onto vinyl banners. Sign up for our email list to get notifications about this community engagement opportunity and any other Metro Art events related to the project.
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