It goes without saying that you visit a sculpture park in order to view its sculptures. But, if that were the only reason, why would collectors go through the trouble of purchasing land and building a park, when they could house these artworks in a building – a venue people could frequent all year round? The truth is people love parks, and a well-designed sculpture park not only serves as a showcase for its acquisitions but as an enjoyable outdoor experience in and of itself.
The architects behind Turn Park Art Space (TPAS) in West Stockbridge, Mass. – Alexander Konstantinov and Grigori Fateyev – know this and factored it into their design of the new 16-acre space meant to serve both a cultural and a recreational purpose.