Neumann Monson Architects was approached by Genus Landscape Architects to design the new Weather Dance Fountain Stage Canopy. The project is part of a larger Iowa City downtown streetscape master plan that is currently being implemented. The 700 sf multi-purpose stage is situated symmetrically on the Dubuque Street corridor and will serve as a primary destination for performance and activity within the pedestrian mall.
The canopy will feature integrated, adjustable lighting options for various uses. The primarily steel structure supports a sloped glass plane that maximizes acoustic performance and protects performers from mild weather events. Above the glass plane is a louvered canopy which will serves as a sunshade and light reflector. Design considerations include integrated, changeable backdrops for various Iowa City Summer of the Arts events, pedestrian circulation, and emergency service vehicle access.
City of Iowa City
Iowa City, Iowa
Genus Landscape Architects