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Hillwood Office Tower Design Concept

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Dallas, Texas, USA

Developer Hillwood Urban invited HOK

The enclosure incorporates high-performance

Building services and access to parking

50 stories

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

Warren Park.

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 building’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.

2016 HOK Design Annual  

HOK’s 2016 Design Annual highlights projects ranging in scale from community gardens to supertall buildings.

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