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Award | TxA Design Award

 

The W Dock on Lake Austin has received statewide recognition with a 2019 Design Award from the Texas Society of Architects. Perched in the shallow waters of Lake Austin, this project seeks to answer the question: what is the minimum number of elements needed to create a boat dock that is both structurally and aesthetically elegant?

Coming to a point at the water’s surface, the triangular frames reduce the number of support piles required while creating the sensation that the dock is balanced “just so”. Viewed from farther inland, the slender columns almost disappear, and the boat dock appears as a series of floating planes. At the upper level, the deck and roof frame a line of wooded cliffs across the water while catching breezes and providing shade.

The complete list of winners can be viewed here.

W Dock
W Dock
W Dock