Our entry into the Seaholm Competition needed to find a use for the existing neglected water treatment facility in the heart of downtown Austin. Our solution was to create a mixed use venue that allowed users to interact with the waterfront.
Taking advantage of the nearby hike-and-bike trail, we connected the trail to Town Lake with a boardwalk. Theboardwalk and waterfront sub-level doubles as a farmers market. A sunken plaza space was designed to create an isolated park. Imagine eating a meal, lounging around or watching a performance on a hot Texas day within a naturally cooling waterfall enclosure.