AMLI RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPS STRIKING TOWER TO ACCOMPANY I.M. PEI’S ICONIC FOUNTAIN PLACE
From the development’s infancy, AMLI Residential was tasked with assembling a team to design and construct a residential building that would complement I.M. Pei’s highly regarded Fountain Place. The glass sheathed tower opened in 1986 and is the city’s fifth tallest building. It was essential for AMLI to be mindful of the original master plan for a twin 60-story tower. AMLI met the challenge with an inspiring 45-story design that pays homage to the crystalline late-modernist skyscraper without copying Pei’s design.
AMLI, one of the nation’s top multifamily developers, owns and operates over 70 properties nationwide with about a dozen apartment communities in the Dallas area. The developer is keenly attuned to the expectations of the design-focused luxury rental market. “It was of the utmost importance that we do something unique and different, being next to I.M. Pei’s Fountain Place,” AMLI Executive Vice President Taylor Bowen told the Dallas Morning News. “We want to have one of the premiere timeless buildings downtown.”
With a green glass design by architect Page Southerland Page that nods to the initial building’s reflective facade, the $150 million sibling skyscraper to Pei’s masterpiece is set to dazzle, inside and out. AMLI Fountain Place will contain 367 luxury high-end apartment units averaging 1,250 square feet. The apartment homes will feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows and European kitchen and bathroom cabinets designed and in-stalled by Italkraft.
AMLI’s design and construction team bring a vast amount of global experience to the table. Page Southerland Page, the architectural and engineering firm, has not only executed projects across Texas (from offices and art centers to hospitals and university buildings), but has also de-signed the U.S. embassies in Finland and Morocco. Given the complex design and soaring height of 562 feet, the project’s general contractor has been involved since day one. Archer Western is committed to constructing and delivering another high-quality building for AMLI and the tallest tower built in Downtown Dallas in more than three decades.
Livability is key to the Fountain Place experience and that means maintaining an outdoor space that is both attractive and architecturally significant. Fountain Place is named for its water gardens, designed by late landscape architect Dan Kiley. The water features were built by Los Angeles-based WET Design, which is arguably the world’s top waterscape company. WET is per-haps best known for its fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, an achievement followed by its range of innovative water sculptures at Las Vegas’s City Center. The cascading water garden and bald cy-press canopy are noted for their beauty, will now be more activated and livelier than ever.
Meanwhile, various renovations and additions will make living and working in and around Fountain Place even more desirable. Goddard Investment Group is well underway with a major renovation of the Fountain Place office tower; including modernizing the ground-floor lobby, refreshing the outdoor plaza, and adding a parking garage with four new restaurants. AMLI’s residents will no doubt enjoy all that Fountain Place has to offer including the elevated pool deck that will shimmer against the gleaming new high-style urban tower. fountainplace.com
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