The Trinity City Events and Exhibits Center was built in 2000,as the winning desighn in an worldwide contest. Architects and landscapers were told to desighn anything they wanted as long as they somehow left the current standing 1974 built concrete box on the lot. the 2nd place desighn was actually a water garden which used the slope of the hills and gravity to pull water down the lot. the desighn was so well liked it may be incorperated elswhere. the winner,known as the E&E (Events and Exhibits) was chosen for many reasons. It can host conventions and other large events,but is primarily used for exhibits,mainly ones that travel,such as the Smithsonians traviling ones. It also hosts yearly shows,such as the Trinirt City Gem and Mineral show (from september 1st to the 20th this year) or the Cultural Exhibit and gathering(held in march). One of its biggest assets is its ability to put walls werever you want them,the walls slide and unfold with the push of a button. theres also a small 300 seat theater,the aluminum part. the main theme appears in two places,where the large glass boxes connect with the smaller concrete ones. the glass boxes need no artificial lighing at all,and runoff from rain is collected on the bottom of the hill,aswell as other incorperated green ideals.
the tower was also redone,the grey concrete being painted light blue and aluminum panels added,aswell as an interior facelift and absbestos removal.
haha,I just love the "ladder" facade on that black box
Mo,when this kinda detail appears on a single buidling around 500 times,your gonna end up with 12 million edges