Design District’s Museum Garage Nearing Completion, Designed By Six Architects

In the Design District, an 800-space parking garage is nearly complete.

It features six different exterior designs, according to archpaper:

  1. XOX (J. Mayer H) – Red striped pattern with embedded lighting
  2. Serious Play (Nicolas Buffe) – cartoons and baroque detailing, inspired by video games
  3. Ant Farm (WORKac) – an enormous ant farm or Rorschach test, with library, playground, and pop-up art space
  4. Urban Jam (Clavel Arquitectos) – 45 recycled cars painted silver and gold
  5. Barricades (K/R Architects) – Traffic barriers, with light fittings that spin with wind
  6. But I Only Want You (Sagmeister & Walsh) – Mural of candle with both ends lit

Plans submitted in 2014 also show that there will be a tube slide, contemplation garden, graffiti wall,, climbing net, DJ space, auditorium, and temporal inflatable beach. Retail space will be located on the ground floor.

 

photos taken feb. 19: