Mediation, an artist designed outdoor classroom, received a Crescordia Award at the Valley Forward Association’s 28th Annual Environmental Excellence Award Ceremony on September 6th.  The Crescordia is the highest award given by Valley Forward for public art.

Mediation was designed by colab Studio of Tempe.  The outdoor classroom is part of the Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden.  The project was a partnership with the city’s Water Conservation Office and Public Arts.  The Demonstration Garden features over 400 species of low-water-use plants.  Children and adults visit the garden and the outdoor classroom to learn about the beauty and importance of the Sonoran desert.  The outdoor classroom was recognized for its modern and functional architecture intertwined with the existing natural landscape.

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