The Foundry Square was designed by STUDIOS Architecture is located in San Francisco, United States. Austin City Hall and Public Plaza is located at the edge of the area of dynamic storage on the shores of Town Lake in downtown Austin. The project is dominated by landscape and incorporates limestone, copper, glass, water and shade to create a living space of the city. The building of 118,000 square feet, contains several city departments with the Mayor, City Manager, City Council offices, Council Chambers, and a coffee and a city, along streets in urban Second. Austin’s Warehouse District is quickly transformed into a dense network of restaurants, nightclubs, residential areas and offices of average height.
A wide arc Lueders Limestone wall, emerging from bedrock at a lower level of the parking garage below, anchors the project site. Morphing wall is a limestone base that contains the first two stories. A copper skin, resting on the limestone base and capped with a folded copper roof, shelters the upper levels. As the arc through the wall of the building, it creates an opening of four two-story lobby through which coats the bridges at each level. A reflection of copper ceiling in the Lobby bounce light in the gathering space below.
The plaza winds its way around the limestone peninsulas of the terraced building. Water flowing through a group of monumental limestone blocks on the site to return to symbolically close to the lake through a vortex. Disadvantages amphitheater terraces spill can be used informally or to view performances on a stage in the limestone. The amphitheater is shaded by a photovoltaic glass trellis, supplying ten percent of the power of the building. Environmentally intelligent approaches in this project, he received a Gold LEED certification.