Oakland’s Forbes Digital Plaza
It’s no secret Oakland is determined to be America’s first Digital District given that it’s home to some of the world’s top research, educational, medical and cultural institutions. Innovation Oakland seeks to build a future where cutting-edge technology will be used to better the lifestyles of those who visit and live in Oakland. Through integrating information, technology and art, Oakland is poised to showcase its innovative nature and start-up culture.
About the Plaza
In 2015, the Oakland Business Improvement District and partners unveiled the 21st Century Digital Plaza to hundreds of spectators in the heart of Pittsburgh’s 2nd largest business district located at the corner of Forbes Avenue and S. Bouquet Street. This premiere pedestrian plaza is a new approach to public space place-making and community branding. As a model project built in celebration of Oakland’s culture of innovation, the Digital Plaza is the first of a series of projects planned as part of Innovation Oakland. The OBID’s outdoor digital art gallery is the first of its kind in the country and is designed to feature local, national and international artists.
On November 16, 2015, the Oakland Business Improvement District and partners hosted a grand reveal of its 21st Century Digital Plaza – a first of its kind in the region. Located at the corner of Forbes Avenue + South Bouquet Street in the heart of central #Oakland, this premiere pedestrian plaza is a new approach to public space place-making and community branding. A model project built in celebration of Oakland’s culture of innovation, the Digital Plaza is the first of a series of projects planned as a part of Innovation Oakland.#LUXECreative was proud to act as the creative agency that helped make the Digital Plaza come to life. From artistic content creation and implementation to media server integration including video and event production, we are honored to have a seat at the table as we transform Oakland into a digital district. More to come! #LUXEcustom #LUXEtechnology #LUXEeventdesign #LUXElighting #InnovationOakland #IO #Pittsburgh Only in Oakland
Posted by LUXE Creative on Friday, February 5, 2016
OBID would like to thank our Digital Champions whose support has made it possible to design and build Pittsburgh’s premiere 21st century plaza!
This project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Financing Authority
University of Pittsburgh
In Kind Donation
Oakland Real Estate Company
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group
Dr. Eugene Myers
Community Human Services
Dr. John M. Wilds
Louise Cavanaugh Sciannameo
IKM Incorporated – Architecture, Planning, Interior Design
Hurley Insurance Brokers
Murland Associates Limited Partnership
First National Bank
Bryan and Sarah Perry
Rita’s Italian Ice
Red Oak Cafe