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Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby maconahey » 15 Nov 2016 21:59

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Harwood International unveils Rolex building design as work gets underway
Candace Carlisle
Staff Writer
Dallas Business Journal

The seven-story, 138,857 square-foot build-to-suit office building soon will sit on a small tract of land adjacent to Saint Ann Court at Harry Hines Boulevard and Moody Street in Dallas.

World-renowned landscape architect Sadafumi Uchiyama plans to curate a Japanese-inspired tiered garden with rampart stone walls at the base of the building with cascading waterfalls and reflecting pools on the property.

Within the dream-like landscaping, The Rolex Building will include a motor court and pedestrian friendly sidewalks to tie the site to the rest of the Harwood District.



http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... lding.html

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Re: Harwood District: One Harwood (Rolex Building)

Postby maconahey » 15 Nov 2016 22:00

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Re: Harwood District: One Harwood (Rolex Building)

Postby Tnexster » 16 Nov 2016 14:01

So is this about topped out?


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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby xen0blue » 26 Nov 2016 18:18

This might be the coolest building in Dallas when it's completed!

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby willyk » 26 Nov 2016 21:46

It's interesting that some of the columns cannot make a continuous run from the ground to the top of the building. I suspect that the engineering to make that work is not trivial.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby Tnexster » 27 Nov 2016 14:58

Looks darker than the render, I do like it tho. Should be a sharp building.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby R1070 » 27 Nov 2016 17:08

Hmm...I guess this one won't be white like in the rendering.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby strulock » 30 Nov 2016 16:40

The white in the top-down rendering comes from the aluminum shading fins that line all of the glass.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby strulock » 30 Nov 2016 16:59

Here's a poor photo of the fins, installed on the lower overhang glass. There will be fins on all of the glazing.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby Tnexster » 30 Nov 2016 23:35

Really liking this one.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby buildingswithlegs » 01 Dec 2016 11:18

"The project for Rolex is an opportunity to introduce a layer of human-scaled nature into this car-driven lifestyle of Dallas. The silhouette of the building twists out of its site as a series of floor plates and louvers for shading–not as a solid mass, but as many layers, like a deck of cards. Some of the layers support vegetation, visually connecting the surrounding gardens and public streetscape to a private, planted event space on the roof. The idea for this landscape took its cue from the stone walls (rampart) of traditional Japanese castles. The rampart is an intermediary between the building and nature, and if one compares it to a platform in western architecture, which makes the basic part of a building, it would be obvious that the rampart is designed to be more intimate with nature. By combining the basic office building in Dallas, and blending it with the landscape, we aim to make a new kind of natural, urban icon: an entrance to the Harwood arts district, and for Dallas in general."
Description from the kengo kuma website.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby willyk » 01 Dec 2016 22:59

Tnexster wrote:Really liking this one.


Gonna be a looker for sure.

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Postby R1070 » 11 Dec 2016 19:02

I wasn't sure where to put this, but there's signage on each side of the surface parking lot at Cedar Springs and Olive Street saying that a 22 story highrise will start in the Spring. Anyone have any information on this?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby ContriveDallasite » 12 Dec 2016 07:05

This supposed to be next to the Retail Connection office building?

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Postby Tnexster » 12 Dec 2016 10:08

I believe it is the parking lot where Pizza Hut is located.

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Postby ContriveDallasite » 12 Dec 2016 10:52

Tnexster wrote:I believe it is the parking lot where Pizza Hut is located.


Okay great, even better!

edit: Is the previous post referencing that old washed-out billboard that has been there for the past few years? Or has that been replaced with a newer one?

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Postby R1070 » 12 Dec 2016 19:37

ContriveDallasite wrote:This supposed to be next to the Retail Connection office building?


Yes, that lot. Where Harwood had proposed the Oliver tower in the past. It's currently where Saint Anne's valet parking lot is. I guess that's technically not Cedar Springs right there. Maybe it's Harry Hines and Olive?


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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby Dmkflyer » 13 Dec 2016 17:05

Harwood has finally updated their website. In fact, it looks like it is still a work in progress. The Rolex building is listed and the map with the purple/ royal blue buildings has been updated to only show buildings that are completed or are currently under construction.

Under the "Coming Soon" section, Harwood Forum is listed with "more details coming soon." It's the first time I've seen it on their website. It looks like the updated site will be great once it is fully updated. I'm anxious to see more details "soon" on Harwood Forum.

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 14 Dec 2016 16:10

Dmkflyer wrote:Under the "Coming Soon" section, Harwood Forum is listed with "more details coming soon." It's the first time I've seen it on their website. It looks like the updated site will be great once it is fully updated. I'm anxious to see more details "soon" on Harwood Forum.


Interesting, But not really surprising. A couple of months back I saw a coming soon sign on the construction fence of Bleu Ciel (At least I think it was Bleu Ciel).

I'm sure their plans since the super tall renders have changed. With that said where would they place Harwood Forum? It isn't shown on their MastertPlan map.

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 14 Dec 2016 16:21

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
Dmkflyer wrote:Under the "Coming Soon" section, Harwood Forum is listed with "more details coming soon." It's the first time I've seen it on their website. It looks like the updated site will be great once it is fully updated. I'm anxious to see more details "soon" on Harwood Forum.


Interesting, But not really surprising. A couple of months back I saw a coming soon sign on the construction fence of Bleu Ciel that mentioned Forum X. (At least I think it was Bleu Ciel). This was after their FAA study was pulled.

I'm sure their plans since the super tall renders have changed. With that said where would they place Harwood Forum? It isn't shown on their MastertPlan map.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 14 Dec 2016 16:46

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
Dmkflyer wrote:Under the "Coming Soon" section, Harwood Forum is listed with "more details coming soon." It's the first time I've seen it on their website. It looks like the updated site will be great once it is fully updated. I'm anxious to see more details "soon" on Harwood Forum.


Interesting, But not really surprising. A couple of months back I saw a coming soon sign on the construction fence of Bleu Ciel that mentioned Forum X. (At least I think it was Bleu Ciel). This was after their FAA study was pulled.

I'm sure their plans since the super tall renders have changed. With that said where would they place Harwood Forum? It isn't shown on their MastertPlan map.


Maybe this should be moved to new thread^


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Postby CTroyMathis » 27 Dec 2016 17:44

^Thanks for the photos!

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby Tnexster » 03 Feb 2017 12:12

Fascinating little building.

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Postby Tnexster » 24 Feb 2017 20:08

Really liking the way this looks!

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby R1070 » 25 Feb 2017 16:56

Yea, it looks a lot cooler than I was expecting.

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 25 Feb 2017 17:33

The white fins are aesthetically pleasing to look at. However, I was expecting this building to have a lighter complexion.


The dark blue windows juxtaposed with the white fins creates a stark contrast IMO.

A grey / silver tint would have looked more in line with the original renders.

I'll hold off on my final judgment until all the fins have been placed.

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Postby kingpin » 19 Mar 2017 14:02

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby WestTexas86 » 25 Apr 2017 11:49

We need more buildings with this type of out of the box architecture.

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Postby Tnexster » 25 Apr 2017 13:37

I love this little tower.

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Postby Thymant » 25 Apr 2017 18:55

^^^ Very Nice Illustrations!

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby joshua.dodd » 25 Apr 2017 23:19

This building will certainly become an instant Dallas landmark on par to the Reunion Tower, Magnolia Building, Chase Manhattan (Key Hole), Fountain Place and BoA buildings. No doubt in my mind it will.

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 26 Apr 2017 11:34

joshua.dodd wrote:This building will certainly become an instant Dallas landmark on par to the Reunion Tower, Magnolia Building, Chase Manhattan (Key Hole), Fountain Place and BoA buildings. No doubt in my mind it will.


I'd agree if it were taller.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 26 Apr 2017 12:00

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
joshua.dodd wrote:This building will certainly become an instant Dallas landmark on par to the Reunion Tower, Magnolia Building, Chase Manhattan (Key Hole), Fountain Place and BoA buildings. No doubt in my mind it will.


I'd agree if it were taller.

Also if it had a company in it that meant more to Dallas like Mary Kay or AT&T does. Rolex has always been there nearby with their brand on a similar short building. I don't expect this one to be more than a trophy for Harwood to put on their website and marketing promo materials.


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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby xen0blue » 22 May 2017 20:03

This building is like something you'd see in Europe.

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6/29/17

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

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Couple of pictures here from a few weeks ago, one from above and one from the street:

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9/24/17

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Postby clooz » 13 Oct 2017 11:44

Love this one. Thanks for the pics.


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