Cirque soars 28 stories above Victory Park and offers breathtaking views of the Dallas skyline. On the tight, 1.13-acre urban site, exterior spaces are carved from the two principal forms of the 530,000-square-foot, mixed-use residential tower. The luxury residential property has 252 residences, retail at the ground level, and a 25,000-square-foot urban roof garden at the sixth level. The public areas have been designed to create an ambience that is not only striking, with an emphasis on clean, modern lines, but also inviting to residents and guests. From the oval space that is suspended over the main lobby creating a space above and below, to the wall graphics, to the circular exterior lounge booths, the design embraces the “cirque” concept.
Two elements situated on an east-west axis reduce western exposure. Contrasted by a rectilinear northern volume, the curved southern form provides more access to downtown views and allows southern exposure for the pool deck. A layer of balconies and precast concrete wraps the curving glass façade along the south face, while a more static precast concrete grid anchors the north side. Multicolor glass and metal panels screen the parking garage in a pattern that fluctuates with changes in light and orientation. Fossilized limestone adds texture to the residential entry and retail levels.
Cirque was designed in association with Gromatzky Dupree & Associates. Page served as Architect of Record and was also the design architect for the lobby interior spaces, the club house areas on levels two and three, the aqua lounge and the pool deck.