Creating a public space amenity beyond the street will be one of the most important urban gestures to consider as our cities continue to densify. This new downtown Houston tower is a benchmark for responsive city planning, with an oasis Skydeck at the 12th level, framing views of the surrounding skyline and offering a respite in the busy city. The public is welcomed with soft seating, shaded arcades and seasonal planting that activates this rooftop amenity.
This structured roof park responds to the need to provide outdoor space in downtown towers as part of a more responsive and productive work environment at the 33-story, 750,000-SF Bank of America Tower in downtown Houston (rated LEED Platinum). The landscape at ground level connects the site with METRORail and surrounding sites and welcomes tenants and visitors with rich planting, terraced seating, and shade trees. A 24,000 SF sky park sits atop the garage structure, mitigating irrigation needs with a sustainable rainwater collection system and vegetation palette.