JLABS @ TMC

Location

Houston, TX

Client

Texas Medical Center; Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Delivery Method

CMAR

square footage

35,000 SF

Overview

James Turrell’s one-of-a-kind art installation, “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace, is a distinctive feature on the Rice University campus. The stand-alone pyramidal structure is composed of grass, concrete, stone, and composite steel, and illuminates a sequence of bright colors during the early morning and late evening hours. The installation consists of upper and lower viewing areas, a raised viewing surface, a “knife edge” perimeter, and interior viewing oculus. This oculous creates rich, varied experiences for visitors, as incoming sunlight changes and shifts throughout the day. While its location is central to the Rice University campus, the impact of the “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace reaches far beyond the university gates. Adventurers from across the city seek out Turrell’s work of art to take advantage of its tranquil and reflective environment.

Awards

AGC Houston | APEX Award: Institutional, 2014
ENR Texas & Louisiana | Regional Best Project Awards: Small Projects, 2013
AISC | IDEAS² Awards: Steel-Frame Building Design National Merit Award, 2013

Category
Healthcare, Life Sciences / Research / Lab
Location
Houston, TX
Client
Texas Medical Center; Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Architects
PhiloWilke Partnership; Gensler
Delivery Method
CMAR
Square Footage
35,000 SF

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