DART Art: Irving Convention Center Station symbolic of nearby convention center


Playing off the design of the nearby Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, the station’s columns use an interlocking pattern of oxidized red-brown copper – much like the exterior skin of the convention center – and split-faced limestone. The tongue-and-groove patterns of the two materials signify a “coming together,” symbolic of what happens at conventions.

The platform carpets feature a simple, geometric design incorporating Texas pink granite, a material that is associated with many plazas and buildings in Las Colinas.

The landscape plantings make a gesture to the land as it looked prior to development. This notion inspired the plant selection and placement. Weeping lovegrass is used at the platform for visual color and texture, and a variety of large and ornamental trees provide shade.

Translucent in nature, the windscreens allow the viewer to superimpose the artistic images on the surrounding scene.

Irving Convention Center Station was designed by Phillip Shore. Check it out for yourself this weekend on the way to Ticketstock.

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