Lake Nessy

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Lake Nessy
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Description:

This sculpture serves as a welcoming terminus to the Aldrich Street pedestrian paseo, connecting the shopping and entertainment district to Mueller’s Lake Park at Simond Avenue.The 16-foot-high, 30-foot-long serpent-like sculpture was inspired by mythological water creatures, using handmade tiles to give the feeling of barnacles and other sea life, while adding textural distinctions with the smooth, glossy, glass tiles. This 32-acre park is the centerpiece of the new Mueller neighborhood, providing a place for civic and family gatherings, outdoor performances, children’s play and passive recreation. The design features a six-acre lake that provides water quality and detention for the surrounding neighborhood while serving as a central amenity for the planned Town Center. Designed by McCann Adams Studio, in collaboration with ROMA Design Group and RVi landscape architects, the design features a state-of-the-art children’s playground, a rehabilitated historic hangar for community events, a central amphitheater and Mueller’s marketing and visitor center. In addition, MAS designed the shade structures, arched bridge and the restroom/storage facility of the park. Plantings are predominantly native materials reflecting Lake Park’s Blackland Prairie location.

PROJECT LOCATION

Park
32-acre park, centerpiece of the new Mueller neighborhood
Lake Park at Mueller
4550 Mueller Blvd
Austin, TX 78723
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Catellus Development Corporation
Blue Genie Art Industries
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
130,000
$50,000-$249,000
Private
Public
Public art masterplan
Mosaic, Sculpture
Ceramic, Ceramic tile, Concrete/Masonry, Glass, Metal, Mosaic
2015
2016