1801 K Street's “Lush Life” Wins Landscaping Competition
Release Date: Thursday, June 14th 2012
Public Voting in Golden Triangle’s Golden Streets Awards Winner 1801 K Street
Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) announced today the winner of its inaugural Golden Streets landscaping competition, where twelve central Washington office buildings competed for the most stunning landscape displays through an online vote. The winner is “Lush Life” at 1801 K Street.
Click here to view the winner and all participating properties.
At 288 votes, “Lush Life” received slightly more than 25% of the 1100+ online votes. Voting took place on the BID’s website between June 4-8th where images of the entries were on view.
Participating properties were offered artistic freedom in their designs, but were required to incorporate gold or yellow plantings. The Golden Streets program was first instituted in the BID in 2008 to unify the neighborhood, brand the BID as golden and reinforce its geographic boundaries. This year, the BID added the element of competition in an effort to draw attention to superior landscaping in the urban environment – an oft-overlooked component of life in downtown areas.
The 1801 K Street team created the design described by Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Director Price Riggs as “a flowering concept that celebrates the ‘lush life’ that being located in the Golden Triangle neighborhood provides.” The Jones Lang LaSalle property team worked with Premier Plantscapes, LLC to bring the design to life.
The team used a highly visual display of marigolds in groupings that create actual yellow triangles to reference the neighborhood brand. Red colored impatiens and vinca flowers were used to create contrast and drama adjacent to the yellow triangles. The design is consistent across 13 tree boxes, with three on K Street and another 10 along 18th Street stretching the entire block between K and L Streets.
“We are grateful to all of the participating properties in this year’s Golden Streets competition and we congratulate 1801 K,” said BID Executive Director Leona Agouridis. “The first class landscaping designs really elevate the aesthetic of the neighborhood and highlight the impact thoughtful green space design can have in an urban setting.”
Tenants at 1801 K Street will receive a lobby ice cream event sponsored by the Golden Triangle BID in celebration of their win.
All of the participating property entries may be viewed online at www.goldentriangledc.com. They include:
Spike of Gold, 1800 K Street
Lush Life, 1801 K Street
Terre-Green, 1900 K Street
Party Flowers Like It’s 1999, 1999 K Street
All Things Golden, 19th and M Streets
To Stay is Golden, 800 16th Street
Pots of Gold, 888 17th Street
Irish Mist, 1150 18th Street
Sunburst Streetscape, 1111 19th Street
Sunderland Wonderland, 1320 19th Street
Liberty & Peace Through Urban Gardening, 1129 20th Street
Golden, Bold and Fiery, 1155 Connecticut Avenue