GKD Helps Victory Plaza Reshape The Landscape Of Century Old City Dump In Dallas
Project Name: Victory Plaza
Location: Dallas, Texas
Architect: HKS, Inc.
Contractor: Beck Group
GKD Metal Fabric: Omega 1520
The Victory Park neighborhood in Dallas, Texas has a unique construction history. 20 years ago the site was home to century-old city dump, railroad maintenance facility, power plant and several abandoned grain silos. The developers were looking for a renovation project that would “reshape the life and landscape of Dallas,” according to construction firm Beck Group. Beck, in collaboration with the architects at HKS, Inc. built Victory Plaza which includes two multipurpose 5-story buildings that house space for retail, restaurants and commercial use.
The buildings border the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks. With a high profile broadcast station on the ground level of the east building, the project utilizes eight 15 by 31 foot LED screens that travel the length of the building on a motorized railing system. Beck states, “…these systems are used for special events, digital art displays and competitions as well as advertising and simulcasts from the television studio.”
Portions of the façade feature GKD’s Omega 1520 mesh, which provides a solar management solution for the offices, mitigating the intense southwest sun. The sunscreens serve a secondary feature of allowing privacy from the plaza crowds below while remaining transparent to the view out. Lastly, the same Omega mesh serves as a backdrop for the movable LED boards along the plaza. For this, special sliding gates were designed by GKD to allow maintenance personnel to access to the video boards.
According to Beck Construction, “The EPA recognized the project as one of the largest and most successful clean-ups in history.”
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