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The water creates a bridge across the street and shows the flow of rain water and waste water under the street flowing down east to the river.

Water Map

The Fannie Cox Center for Science, Math and Technology, Friends’ Central School, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, 2003

In collaboration with Gund Partnership, Architects

Commissioned by the Friends’ Central School

Funded through a generous grant from Barbara and Ted Aronson


Sandblasted Pennsylvania bluestone, quarried from Delaware River headwaters in Hancock, NY


30' diameter map, 27" tall benches

Water Map details a section of the Delaware River watershed surrounding the Friends’ Central School. When it rains, the map carries water through the carved runnels, creating a watershed in miniature. With curved benches sandblasted with images of microorganisms from the waterways, the terrace serves as an outdoor classroom and gathering space.

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