The Grand Opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center in October 2009 marked the long-anticipated completion of the Dallas Arts District. The Center, which encompasses 10 acres within the Dallas Arts District includes the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theater, and Sammons Park. The Center’s mission is to provide a public gathering space that fosters creativity.
At the heart of the complex is the Center’s courtyard featuring a shallow reflective pool where families can gather to wade. The pool highlights stone-like pavers, emblazoned with the names of the donors that made the center possible and are supported by Bison Versadjust Pedestals. The pedestals can support over 1250 pounds, are adjustable to account for differences in height and slope, and allow water to drain from the feature without damage to the fountain mechanicals. The Center acts as a community hub with world-class performances, local outdoor music in the courtyard, and family outings.
Location: Dallas, TX USA
Completion Date: 2009
Architect: REX/OMA Joshua Prince Ramis and Rem Koolhaas