Catholic Foundation Plaza
Architexas designed a retro-ﬁt plaza above the existing Arts District garage, at the northwest corner of the Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe block. The plaza was a gift from the Catholic Foundation to the citizens of Dallas for the 50th anniversary project. The site was a dormant deck over the garage that was never ﬁnished, and offered a great opportunity to connect to Flora street, the central boulevard axis of the Arts District, across from the Myerson Symphony Hall.
Architexas placed a ﬂight of steps, leading up to an elevated plaza, that was bound by an existing brick wall with a fountain trellis, and terminated by a concrete screen wall featuring an annual mural, 10’ x 28’. A pair of balance beam trellis arms shades the heart of the space, and the counter weight cones hover over the garage entrance; the wind moves the arms very gently.