AUSTIN ROLLING CENTER
Spring 2014 | Design 6 | Professor Judith Birdsong
The Austin Rolling Center is a proposal for a bowling alley/roller rink in downtown Austin. The building sits at 7th and Red River, connecting one of Austin’s busiest entertainment districts to the planned green belt along Waller Creek. The building consist of a 14 bay rigid frame structure that transitions from an inviting gable on the street side into an open shed on the creek side. The humble metal structure pays tribute to the decorated sheds that most bowling alleys and roller rinks are housed in, while making use of Austin’s extensive prefabricated metal construction industry.