6. South Entrance to Barton Springs Pool
Info Vertical Studio, Professor Brittany Hunt
Team Gable Bostic
Date Fall 2018
For a warmup assignment in this studio, we were tasked with designing a new entrance to the south side of Barton Springs Pool. My proposal features an intuitive entrance sequence through the use of earthen walls set at slight angles, informed by existing paths on the site, that both magnify lines of sight and provide protection from the intense Texas sun. A durable material pallet of rammed earth walls, Corten steel and glass were chosen to ensure this structure ages gracefully on the site. The use of compression and release heighten the experience when entering this revered oasis in the heart of Austin.