Terra Office Tower project raises the level of design in the field – TOWERS
A 21-story office project with design work from one of the city’s best-known architecture firms could bring a signature tower to the master-designed Domain Northside shopping center in North Austin, a part of the city that could use more popular tower designs whose increasing heights are seeking On Austin’s “second downtown” status.
The renderings were revealed this week for Terra in the Northside domain Tower from the famous Austin design studio Michael Hsu Architecture Office Pinpoint the finer points of the plan formerly known as Domain Block C by the Dallas-based real estate firm and owners of Domain Northside Northwood Retail, which is slated to bring nearly 385,000 square feet of office space and a ground-floor restaurant to a site currently occupied by a parking garage near the corner of Palm Way and Alterra Parkway. (The project appears to be demolishing the parking garage in order to build… Larger Parking garage as part of the tower.)
The project’s modern curves at its main corner and the light color palette of its exterior facade indicate a building designed to stand out in a way not seen before in the Domain area. Despite the charm of some of the notable modern buildings such as the Flatiron Domain and the various Gensler Austin Towers in the area, if built to the specifications of the renderings shown here, it is clear that the Terra Project will raise the level of architectural expression in this area. It looks more like downtown More build than anything we’ve seen here so far, if that makes sense.
The real question is why anyone An office project will be announced at this exact moment, no matter how good it looks — but unlike some of the office tower plans announced in the past few years downtown that currently sit in limbo without being groundbreaking, the submarket for the range is still… It looks sturdy enough to support the project’s depiction of this level of high design prestige.
In any case, there’s at least more going on here than just a bunch of fancy designs, with a site plan for the project currently under review with the city and a potential start date for the project sometime in 2024. The project’s design team, along with Michael Hsu, includes, National engineers. Consulting kimlee horn, Local design company Powell’s book, and an Edison-based studio UD Architects.