GUMBULLY is honored to have been chosen one of the top three finalists in the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department's Seaholm Intake Design Ideas Competition. Our proposal, LINK, seeks to unify the lakefront recreational and social richness with a new beacon for the City's visual and performing arts culture, employing the intake structures' architectural uniqueness for site-specific, rotating, democratic arts installations and events.
The City applauded the proposal, writing, "The Judges rated this submittal high for its architectural creativity and innovative design solution. The Moses pier, underwater art, use of shell “as is” for art and art boating, just to name a few. The architectural interventions are minimal and demonstrate a sensitivity of the historic nature of the project site. The connection and response to the surrounding development was done with sensitive landscaping alteration. This design evokes many of Austin’s core valves, including appreciation of art, music, and healthy lifestyle."
PARD will issue a Request for Proposals in January 2014 for the site's development, to be guided in part by the ideas of this competition.
For more information, visit the City's Seaholm Intake Competition page.