Pacific Park Plaza Pavilion; Dallas, Texas
The City of Dallas took a decisive and very proactive step when it hired SWA Group to masterplan one of several site in Downtown Dallas. SWA Group understands the benefits of urban heat island reduction and hired HKS Line to work in concert with them developing geometries and patterns for an elegant open-air Pavilion. The horizontally oriented Brise soleil in Pacific Park Plaza draws inspiration from the former railroads that transited through Dallas during the westward expansion.
Zahner was brought on board to provide design assist services, budgeting and ultimately engineering and fabrication of 7,600 visible square feet of surface for 323 unique perforated panels.
The Pavilion works. It’s an integral component of SWA Group’s design to reduce urban heat island effects. It also provides dappled light for casual visitors. For those conversant with Morse code, the perforated panels can tell a story. The Pavilion’s crisp geometries developed concurrently by HKS Line and Zahner have created a piece of sculptural beauty for Dallas residents and visitors alike.