Capitol Tower

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Capitol Tower

Capitol Tower

Capitol Tower is a 33-story, 750,000-SF high-end office tower at 808 Capitol Street in downtown Houston. Designed by Gensler, the tower is intended to redefine the pedestrian experience and create a dynamic downtown feel unique to Houston. With emphasis on creating public space and a rich pedestrian experience, a two-level open-air lobby connects the street level to retail and dining below with rich planting, engaging terraced seating, and specimen trees throughout.  A welcoming entry plaza with flexible outdoor seating greets tenants and visitors on arrival, while a redeveloped streetscape marries the lobby to the METRORail and surrounding sites with inviting and walkable tree-lined pedestrian avenues, greatly enhancing Houston’s urban fabric. Bicycle racks, lockers, and showers are on site to encourage commuting for Houston’s First LEED® v4 Platinum pre-certification.

A 24,000 SF sky park sits atop the garage structure, and alongside the extensive sustainable architectural systems, OJB has included a rainwater collecting system for reuse in landscape irrigation. Water requirements were foremost in the selection and planning of all trees, shrubs, ground cover and grasses. The planting scheme also positioned plants strategically on site to maximize the irrigation efficiency. Meandering pathways pass through ornamental grasses which provide visual relief of nature in the dense urban setting, while arbors have been strategically placed based on the daylight studies. 

Location: Houston, TX

Team: 
Skanska, Gensler

Renderings: Skanska, Gensler