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The team who designed the CommonGround was led by David Rubin, principal at LAND COLLECTIVE, the two fountains were designed in collaboration with design studio Fluidity, while Diller Scofidio Renfro designed the trellis structure. Several local design and engineering firms were part of the effort to create a new public space in front of Indianapolis’ oldest public hospital.

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The 5,000-square-foot rooftop garden, called Sky Farm, was created as part of a community-supported agriculture program-partnership between non-profit Growing Places and Eskenazi Health. Raised garden beds were constructed on the roof of the Outpatient Care Center on the Eskenazi Health campus and the program provided health coaches to educate people about fresh vegetables and how to grow them safely and affordably.


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