El Gouna, Egypt
Towne Lake reflects its Texas-sized appeal in a 300-acre lake, the 4th largest recreational lake in the Greater Houston area. Connected trails, waterways and scenic coves allow neighbors easy access to the lake and the many amenities and destinations throughout, bonding the community together and creating a unique living experience. Towne Lake is a place where neighbors can work, play, raise children and leave a legacy for generations to come.
Rialto Studio developed the community “look and feel” based on the Texas Hill Country vernacular. The land has been shaped to create hills and valleys uncommon to Houston but which serves to distinguish Towne Lake from its competitors. Native Texas plantings also serve to differentiate the community from those with high maintenance formal landscapes.
NELSON WOLFF STADIUM
San Antonio, TX
This 6,000 seat facility was designed to house the AA Minor League Baseball San Antonio Missions. The site holds the stadium, an outfield berm spectator seating area, almost 3,000 cars, maintenance facilities, and major drainage facilities. The berm and other temporary seating areas allow occupancy at the park to exceed 10,000 spectators. The baseball field is perfectly flat, and contains an under-drain system that allows for competition play in as little time as one hour after a one inch rain event.
Thematically, the park is designed after one of San Antonio’s five Spanish Missions, Mission Concepcíon. The home plate entry into the park mimics the portico to the Mission. The grounds of the park are spacious with green space to accommodate large crowds and special events.
Rialto Studio principals provided project management for the entire facility including architecture and engineering; and provided design of all site and athletic facilities.