POND & Company selected to Design a Cultural Landmark and Stage Structure
Atlanta —POND & Company has been chosen to help lead design efforts for the Reynoldstown Stage and Performance area along the Atlanta BeltLine. The concept for the project was proposed by Georgia Tech professor Tristan Al-Haddad who will be a valued member of the design team that will coordinate with the City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management (DWM) to help finalize and design the permanent stage and exhibition site.
The project site is located on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail southern extension. The project seeks to add greenspace to and design a community destination adjacent to neighborhoods with unique topography and cultural value. The design, funded through a National Endowment of the Arts Our Town Grant, will combine a permanent stage structure, landscaped public art exhibit space, and an elevated connection to DWM space to allow for pedestrian paths and views that overlook the Atlanta skyline.
The activity potential for the space has been proven through Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibits and performances where audience attendance has continued to grow over the exhibition’s six year history. Attendees enjoy performances from dance to improv from featured artists like Staibdance, Dad’s Garage, and Gateway Performance Production. The preliminary design work is set to be completed by the end of next spring.