Austin, Texas United States
As North Austin continues to attract tech giants like Apple, dense, mixed-use developments are transforming the area with amenities that range from sports facilities and luxury shopping to residential and workplace options. The growing North Burnet/Gateway corridor identified by the City of Austin promises more density as the area’s popularity continues to surge.
Arena Tower is designed to be an iconic 19-story, mixed-use office building whose amenities will include new soccer stadium neighbor and the nearby vibrant community of the Domain. A series of terraces that step back from the street and culminate in two interlocking, grey-blue-glass-clad towers, the building is designed to announce and anchor the emerging stadium district.
Generous retail fronts the primary street and leads to a monumental lobby that spills out onto an outdoor plaza and recreation area. A modern-day workplace, the blurred boundaries of the interior and exterior spaces that characterize the lobby and coffee bar area are emphasized again at the 7,500-square-foot sky terrace, which welcomes tenants to their area of the building.
The outdoor terrace will wrap a tenant lounge characterized by floor-to-ceiling glass walls that embrace the views. The amenity spaces will include a conference facility able host more than 200 people and a fitness center featuring a cycling studio and a juice bar—as well as outdoor yoga facilities on the deck.
The design aims to engage the community by contributing to the street life of the stadium district. It also supports the wellness of its future tenants with ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of the on-site exercise facilities.