Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway / Thomas Phifer and Partners

Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway / Thomas Phifer and Partners

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Text description provided by the architects. The Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway establishes a new recreation amenity in Austin, designed as a state-of-the-art venue for concerts as well as a shaded pavilion and lawn for the public. It is the first permanent outdoor venue for live music and other cultural performances in the City of Austin park.

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Plan

The new performance pavilion is located in Waterloo Park in downtown Austin. Close to the state capitol, the performance pavilion draws residents and visitors to the city center, Red River Cultural District, and Innovation Zone. The pavilion is composed of two parts – an airy, white steel canopy above the sinuous concrete stage and support spaces.

Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway / Thomas Phifer and Partners - Exterior Photography, Beam
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Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway / Thomas Phifer and Partners - Exterior Photography
© Scott Frances

The canopy takes the form of a garden trellis with precisely stacked, steel I-beams. The beams are layered in an alternating perpendicular pattern, dense at the stage center and feathered at the edges. The canopy is impermeable over the stage to enable year-round performance, while gaps between the layered beams allow light to filter onto the walkway and seating areas.

Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway / Thomas Phifer and Partners - Exterior Photography, Facade, Garden
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Operational in different modes, the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway provides space for ticketed concerts and public park recreation. From the Trinity Street park entrance, visitors walk on an elevated promenade along the perimeter of the performance venue. The atmosphere of the open promenade shifts where the pavilion canopy extends over the walkway, creating an intimate gathering space. Concessions, a back-of-house, and a VIP area are concealed behind the concrete performance wall, which carefully traces the site and monumental heritage trees.

Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway / Thomas Phifer and Partners - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Scott Frances
Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway / Thomas Phifer and Partners - Exterior Photography
© Scott Frances

While providing robust load-in areas, back-of-house spaces, and amenities for the venue, the clever site design also allows for a quick turnover from show mode to park mode. The design also allows the majority of Waterloo Park to remain open to visitors during ticketed shows without extensive fencing or barriers.

Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway / Thomas Phifer and Partners - Windows
© Scott Frances

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Address:1401 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701, United States

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Cite: "Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Greenway / Thomas Phifer and Partners" 15 Sep 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/989006/moody-amphitheater-at-waterloo-greenway-thomas-phifer-and-partners> ISSN 0719-8884

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