AIA Dallas’ Unbuilt Design Award Winners: Agent Architecture is Hacking Dallas Freeways

Agent Architecture has a proposal to turn Dallas into the only city with a freeway loop converted into a park. See how they'd carry out the plan.

At the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2020 Unbuilt Design Awards, unbuilt projects by Dallas architects were put on display. Three designs won awards—read about the other two winners here and here—out of 42 entries from 30 local firms.

Look inside Agent Architecture’s plans for a project called Dallas: Freeways Hacked. The firm hopes to make the metro “the only city with a freeway loop converted into a park.” By not prioritizing car traffic, Dallas could become a city for the people—and nature.

“We all found this to be a thought-provoking proposal and we appreciated its playfulness and use of satire,” Jen Maigret, AIA, a judge and a founding principal at PLY+, said. “It is very timely and has something meaningful to say regarding how social distancing can help us reimagine a positive urban future. The project is refreshingly optimistic.”

All photos provided by AIA Dallas.

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