Van Ness Main Street, Washington, D.C.

Canopy celebrates the legacy of Van Ness as a leisure destination, rich in natural wonder, trails, and the peace that such an environment affords. 

A forest of folded brass pillars populates the sidewalks of Connecticut Avenue, laying an infrastructure for a bustling street life that brings together the area’s various populations: families admire holiday lights strung overhead, commuters hail the bus from the bench beneath, nature enthusiasts prune the structures’ climbing vines, market vendors hang banners from the cables, students grab a bite, and diplomats lounge alongside. 

The trunks double as historic markers, with inscriptions that call out points of interest. Clusters of columns form seating areas, while individual columns serve as wayfinding signage.