REvision Dallas 

Fletcher Studio, teamed with David Baker + Partners and won 1st place in the REvision Dallas international competition. Though the actual project site consisted of two unused parking lots, Fletcher Studio led the team in considering the entire urban and natural contexts. XERO Project reaches beyond the one-block competition site located near Dallas’s city hall to propose a new district that enacts a symbiosis of agriculture and daily life. Two intersecting greenways, pieced together from open space and disused sites, connect existing public amenities and provide a framework for future development and cultivation. The X-greenways reconnect the town to the Trinity River and also span the freeways with a chain of recreational and performance based parks. At the greenways’ intersection, the zero-energy development and a new public square with orchards and garden plots serve as the district’s heart. The mixed-use development is designed to meet density and sustainability requirements while catalyzing the broader district vision. A spiraling base composed of micro-retail and townhouses engages with the scale and purpose of the ground-level gardens and open spaces that occupy most of the block. Food grown within the urban agriculture district will be sold through the project’s affordable market spaces. The proximity of cultivation and consumption will also provide unprecedented opportunities for community education. The residential towerskip-stop elevators, a ground-source heat pump, and hybrid desiccant system, further reduce energy use. Water harvesting and reuse systems filter and collect rainwater for irrigation and other uses through visible systems within the greenway.