The Crossings

  • Location
    Austin, TX
  • Completion Date
    June, 2001
  • Size
    200 acres
  • Team
    Hatch Partnership Architects
  • Awards
    • 2005: ASLA Texas Chapter Merit Award in Design for The Crossings
  • Photography
    Matt McKinney

About

Located on 210 acres of fragile land in the Texas Hill Country, The Crossings takes its cues from the natural features of the spectacular site. Permeable paving is carefully inserted across the site to maximize the amount of rainfall that percolates through to the Edwards Aquifer. Both rainwater and effluent are harvested on-site to feed the irrigation system. More manicured gardens close to the visitor center are transitioned to large swaths of native or drought tolerant material along natural outcroppings.

The destination spa and wellness center overlooking beautiful Lake Travis is meant to be a quiet built moment in the natural landscape. 70 guest rooms are distributed across eight small-scale lodges, giving the campus the feeling of a quiet sanctuary where health and wellness is found.

Meditative moments and framed vistas are knit together to enable guests to experience the power and beauty of nature.

The Crossings in the Lab

The Crossings

The Crossings

  • PLANTING
  • WATER
  • WATER
  • CARBON, ENERGY + AIR

0

new trees planted within existing forested site

0%

of surfaces are permeable, maximizing rainfall that percolates to the Edwards Aquifer

0gal

of water potentially intercepted by the new and existing trees, which is equivalent to the volume of an Olympic-sized swimming pool

0lbs

of annual carbon sequestration from the new site trees, which offsets an average car driving 22,853 miles per year

PLANTING

0

new trees planted within existing forested site

WATER

0%

of surfaces are permeable, maximizing rainfall that percolates to the Edwards Aquifer

WATER

0gal

of water potentially intercepted by the new and existing trees, which is equivalent to the volume of an Olympic-sized swimming pool

CARBON, ENERGY + AIR

0lbs

of annual carbon sequestration from the new site trees, which offsets an average car driving 22,853 miles per year