Taking its cue from the grand rooms of neoclassical architecture, GRANtable completes the axis of an existing grand stair by terminating the procession with a grand outdoor dining space. It also provides a Lilliputian scene for thousands of condominium dwellers watching from above. The use of the 66' table ranges from being an empty piece of heroic sculpture to being a site for large community picnics. Useless and useful. Somewhere in between these vacillating scales lies the essence of the work. Precedents for GRANtable include the large table at Villa Lante in Bagnaia and the concrete tables of le Corbusier, at Ronchamp, and the Unite in Marseilles.
Mae and Lorne Brown Park, Vancouver