Parasol Park in Irvine Opens “Living Room” Community Building Designed by Studio One Eleven

This Saturday, January 21st, FivePoint Communities will open one of their newest Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, Parasol Park.

Studio One Eleven designed the “Living Room” community building and green house structure within the 2.5 acre Parasol Park. Poured in place concrete, corten steel, oiled teak wood, and dark bronze accents create a warm indoor space complete with a fireplace, opening onto a large community plaza. The “Living Room” is currently being used as a sales and info center in the newly developed neighborhood, but will soon be available for use by residents for private events and park functions.

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Rendering of “Living Room” community building and outdoor plaza

“The design for the park was born out of a focus on things found within your own backyard – the team wanted Living Room to coexist within its setting, feel a part of the earth” said Matthew Wister, Project Manager at Studio One Eleven. “Nestled beneath an existing 75 foot tall stone pine tree, we worked to place the building as close to the tree as possible; carving the large plaza out of the ground and blending the roofline into the landscape with corten steel and a living rooftop.”

Landscape architect Bright View described Parasol Park as a park inspired by things found within your own backyard. A place for exploring nature and celebrating the sense of community, Parasol Park directly intersects with the trails and is uniquely situated to take advantage of the Great Park Neighborhoods’ unmatched green belts.

Great Park Neighborhoods span approximately 2,100 acres and provides a mix of residential, educational, recreational and future commercial. It is a series of connected parks with Beacon Park, Pavilion Park and Parasol Park homes that offers residents of all ages and backgrounds a place to call home, fostering a deep sense of community among all generations – all built around the Orange County Great Park.

For more information about the event and Parasol Park visit the event page here.

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