Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2008: Design for Education
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
p a p e r w o r k Jubilee Community Center Planned in conjunction with a community resource center, the Jubilee Community Center is designed by brownarchitects of Dallas in collaboration with the Detroit Collaborative Design Center, a nonprofit that helped organize meetings with nearby residents. As a result, the design of the two-building facility responds to the needs of a blighted neighborhood in eastern Dallas located about a half-mile from Fair Park. The community center will feature a covered basketball court that opens to Jubilee Park (shown in the background at left), with doors leading into a 2,500-square-foot, double-height gathering space. Located on the other side of the park, the resource center will comprise 4,500 square feet of offices for police and other city staff. Both buildings are being designed to achieve LEED certification. Construction is set to begin in April. The design team includes Brent Brown, AIA; Dan Finnell, Assoc. AIA, and Emily Delong, Assoc. AIA. The project is funded by a $6 million gift from legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens. Anfield Stadium When the Liverpool Football Club decided to expand its Anfield Stadium in Stanley Park, the British soccer club hired Dallas-based architect HKS to design the 60,000-seat sports arena. The project’s principal designer Bryan Trubey, AIA, says the design was determined by the most popularly seated stand in the stadium, referred to as the Kop, that is located directly behind the home goal and seats Liverpool’s most dedicated fans. A massive roof, supported by a proscenium arch and slender columns, will be built above the Kop to protect its addition of 20,000 seats. Other key aspects of the design include ecological sustainability and the maximization of social benefit. The stadium will contain a community sports center, university teaching and research accommodation, and facilities such as toilets, changing rooms, and a cafeteria. Visitors also will be able to access a variety of other forms of entertainment such as shops, a museum, the Kop bar, a sky-terrace, and a restaurant, all from the main entrance of the stadium. Coral Helix Ana Monacco’s concept sketch titled Coral Helix, winner of the 2007 American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, presents an interior view of the proposed ocean environment of Harry’s Island. The project was conceived by Eighth Wonder, a resort developer headquartered in Las Vegas, and will be developed in Sentosa, Singapore. The project is envisioned to be the world’s largest living coral exhibit. Monacco, a designer with Morris Architects, used a combination of digital rendering and hand-drawing techniques to produce the image. At a time when the use of 3D-modeling technology is becoming the standard for project delivery and design, Monacco’s distinctive style and use of light and shade creates a realistic sense of depth that effectively communicates the experience of being inside the space. Coral Helix was featured in the ASAI’s “Architecture in Perspective,” an international exhibition at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Monacco’s award-winning rendering is posted at www.asai.org/CurrentExhibitions. 26 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 1 / 2 2 0 0 8