Location San Antonio
Architect Lake|Flato Architects + Matsys
Design Team Lake|Flato: Bob Harris, FAIA; Tenna Florian, AIA; Sunnie Diaz, Assoc. AIA; Jordan Tsai; Matysys: Andrew Kudless
Contractor SpawGlass
MEP Engineer CNG Engineering
Structural Engineer Architectural
Engineers Collaborative
Lighting Designer Mazzetti
Energy Consultant Positive Energy
Waterproofing Consultant Acton Partners
Petal Formwork Kreysler & Associates
Landscape Architect Rialto Studio

Located at the confluence of the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek, Confluence Park is a living laboratory that allows visitors to gain a greater understanding of the ecotypes of the South Texas region and the function of the river’s watershed. The idea of confluence is ingrained in every aspect, from the landform of the park representing the convergence of ecotypes in the region, to the paver patterns reminiscent of the flow and confluence of waterways. The main pavilion is constructed of concrete petals that form a geometry to collect and funnel rainwater into a site-wide water catchment system. The multipurpose Estela Avery Education Center features a green roof that provides thermal mass for passive heating and cooling.

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