The American Society of Landscape Architects, which awarded Klyde Warren Park the ASLA 2017 Professional Award of Excellence for General Design, has uploaded a 360 virtual reality video of the park.
The video takes viewers on a journey through Klyde Warren, immersing them in its many features. James Burnett, president of OJB Landscape Architecture, which designed the park, narrates the video. It was created via GoPro Odyssey on Google Jump and unveiled at the ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO, Oct. 20-23 in Los Angeles.
Capping freeways with green space closes the “gashes in our landscape,” Burnett explains in his narration. More than 1 million people a year visit the popular urban park.
Viewers can see the video on their computer or via the YouTube mobile app. They also can watch a 3D 360 Video on Samsung Gear VR. (Details below.)
The ASLA has provided several viewing options.
Watch a 360 Video on YouTube
Click this URL and watch it in your YouTube mobile app
(note that this video link will not work in your mobile browser)
The ASLA recommends that you turn around while watching to see all angles of the park.
Using the Chrome browser, go here and use the sphere icon (upper left) to navigate through the park.
Watch a 3D 360 Video on Samsung Gear VR
If you own a Samsung Gear VR headset and compatible Samsung phone, go to Samsung Gear via the Oculus App and search for “Klyde Warren Park” or “ASLA” to find the video, according to the organization.
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