Hillwood Office Tower Design Concept
Dallas, Texas, USA
Developer Hillwood Urban invited HOK
The enclosure incorporates high-performance
Building services and access to parking
to create concepts for a new downtown
glazing and shading elements to ensure a
occupy the remainder of the ground level. An
700 feet / 213 meters tall
Dallas skyscraper. The study resulted in the
naturally illuminated, comfortable interior on
engaged parking podium accommodates more
preliminary design of a 1.2-million-sq.-ft.
office floors. Efficient floor plates support the
than 2,200 cars above and below grade.
tower that occupies a modest 1.75-acre
creation of attractive, productive workplace
footprint on half a city block.
environments with scenic city views.
As a new gateway into downtown Dallas, the
The tower engages its surroundings by
with skyline views of the CBD and Klyde
iconic tower rises 50 stories to a glass and
reducing its footprint as it reaches the ground
stainless-steel crown that projects a dramatic
level. This design creates opportunities
profile on the skyline. The gracefully tapering
for a vibrant streetscape and integrated
form rises more than 700 feet from a dense
landscape to act as a welcoming threshold at
urban context to provide a singular presence in
the buildingâ€™s base. A three-story monumental
the central business district (CBD).
lobby that extends for a city block acts as
Design completion: 2015
The structure is topped by a roof garden serving the corporate amenity levels,
a visual landmark for an adjacent elevated This development forges a new connection
highway. Retail reception spaces in the lobby
between the emerging Uptown neighborhood
ensure an active interior environment.
and reviving West End and downtown districts of central Dallas. The tower site marks the intersection of these districts and the southern edge of the CBD.
â—„ city view
2016 design annual
1.2 million sq. ft. / 111,485 sq. m.
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