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South Bay Water Reclamation Plant - “Pictograph Frieze”

Date of Completion: November 2001

Medium: Concrete

Dimensions: 18” x 120’

Location: South Bay Water Reclamation Plant

Commissioning Agency: San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater Department

Project Description: As part of the facility’s educational tour pictographs are sandblasted into concrete creating a series of friezes on the three process buildings along the tour route.  The pictographs are graphic representations of the facility hardware arranged in sequence and serve as visual aids in the tour presentation.
Design Team: Parsons Engineering Science, Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Garbini & Garbini Landscape Architects

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South Bay Water Reclamation Plant - “Vortex”

Date of Completion: November 2001

Median: Concrete

Dimensions: 24’ diameter

Location: South Bay Water Reclamation Plant, San Diego, CA

Commissioning Agency: San Diego Metropolitan, Wastewater Department

Project Description: “Vortex” water sculpture is sited near the entrance to the reclamation plant and suggests its function. In the center of a pool a vortex exemplifies the centripetal force created by wastewater going down the drain which is the genesis of the water reclamation process.

Design Team: Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Garbini and Garbini Landscape Architects