Laguna Gloria Moody Pavilions

The weathering steel provided by Dissimilar Metal Design lends an understated and timeless character to the Moody Pavilions.


Trahan Architects
Laguna Gloria Moody Pavilions
The Contemporary, Austin
Austin, TX
2019
DMD Weathering Steel

The new Arrival Garden at Moody Pavilions marks a pivotal phase in the Contemporary Austin’s master plan. As a precursor to a broader architectural vision, this space fuses architectural finesse with a streamlined pedestrian entry from West 35th Street, positioning itself as an integrated architectural and landscape experience.

Central to this composition is the interplay of vertical steel planes and steel and glass pavilions that coalesce into an inviting journey through outdoor terraces. The weathering steel provided by Dissimilar Metal Design lends an understated and timeless character to the Moody Pavilions. These steel panels have a subtle protective patina that imbues them with a rustic, natural palette.

Photography by Daniil Shakhov | ARKO
Diagrams courtesy of Trahan Architects

Recognition

  • American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum, 2022
  • Architecture MasterPrize, Honorable Mention, Cultural Architecture, 2020
  • International Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum, 2020
  • AIA Louisiana, Merit Award, 2019
  • AIA Louisiana, Member’s Choice Award, 2019
  • Award of Excellence for Analysis and Planning, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, 2017