Location: Houston, Texas
This project is designed to bring people and night life to the West side of the downtown area. The Aquarium draws people to its rides, colorful concrete pavings, and lush landscape. The project acts as a natural gateway into the downtown district. Design work included the vehicular drop-off areas, pedestrian pavings, gateways, amusement rides, lighting and planting. Planting included the use of large Palms and Live Oak trees to provide immediate landscape impact. The Houston Aquarium is an outstanding guest attraction for the metroplex. Attractive design elements include fountains, decorative paving and accent lighting to create an amusement and exotic design.