Project: Dallas City Performance Hall
Location: Dallas, Texas
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) of Chicago and Corgan Associates
Product: SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity™ System and SteelBuilt Window & Door® Systems
In the 68-acre Dallas Arts District, the publicly funded Dallas City Performance Hall helps capture the artistic spirit of local drama, dance, music and production companies for city residents. Its simple elegance befits the beauty of its famous neighbors, including The Dee and Charles Wyly Theater and The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.
The art venue first sets the stage for its audiences with the SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity™ System and SteelBuilt Window & Door® Systems from Technical Glass Products (TGP). The curtain wall system is typically three times stronger than traditional aluminum curtain wall systems and can use as a back mullion nearly any type of structural member, from stainless steel to glulam beams.
This enables greater free spans, larger areas of glass and reduced frame dimensions. Compatible SteelBuilt Window & Door Systems provide a sleek, modern alternative to traditional aluminum or hollow metal steel frame doors. The result is a lyrical, delicate entrance fitting for an art venue.
The curtain wall’s main entry soars up to 41 feet and 3 inches tall. Its large glazed lites, which measure up to 8 feet and 6 inches wide by 4 feet and 6 inches tall, connect Dallas Arts District visitors to the 59,000-square foot public art venue. Side elevations with vertical strip windows complement the structure’s steel, concrete and glass aesthetic.
For enduring beauty, the strength and durability of steel help ensure the curtain wall can withstand the high traffic levels of a shared 750-seat performance hall.
For more information on SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity products, along with TGP’s other specialty architectural glass and framing, visit www.tgpamerica.com.