Design Award of Honor
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Peter Walker & Partners,
Client: Nasher Foundation
Effective creation of series of outdoor rooms through tree
bosques. . . Geometry serves as a perfect extension from the indoor
space visually and functionally. . . Excellent!
Professional Awards Jury Comments
This sculpture garden was designed as an outdoor gallery that can
hold between twenty and thirty pieces, some permanently and some
in changing displays. The great weight of some of the pieces and
the movement of sculpture in and out of the garden necessitated
the invention of a special soil that drains perfectly without catch
basins, is strong enough to hold the weight loads, and can support
the growth of a special resilient grass turf as well as many large
specimen trees. To allow as much flexibility as an indoor museum
space, pavement was kept to a minimum while meeting public ADA requirements.
Stone plinths distribute flexible systems of lighting, sound, security,
and irrigation through the garden as well as provide casual seating
and additional sites for smaller pieces of sculpture.