the pershing
June 21, 2016
the denizen
June 13, 2016

fareground at one eleven

austin, texas


Fareground at One Eleven is an adaptive reuse of an underutilized, private office tower plaza at the corner of 2nd Street and Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. The project, which is currently under construction, transforms the dead space into a vibrant park and adjacent interior gourmet food court.

The plaza adheres to sustainable principals and will offer an amphitheater, an innovative water feature, outdoor dining and seating areas while preserving the site’s tree canopy. The project allows the building to adapt to Austin’s modern downtown, which is vibrant during the day and at night and activated by building tenants, residents and tourists alike. Cloudscape, the iconic water feature at the center of the project, is powered by AC-condensation harvested from the tower.

The dramatic makeover will result in a dynamic outdoor plaza, new lobby space and an adjacent high-end food market. The outdoor element for Fareground at One Eleven redefines the private office plaza into an active urban space.

Interior and jewel box renderings by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture.


  • Client: Cousins
  • Architect: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
  • Structural Engineer: Leap!
  • Civil Engineer: KBGE
  • General Contractor: Balfour Beatty
  • Custom Steel Fabrication: Sarabi Studio
  • Dining Concept Operator: ELM Group
  • MEP Engineer: EEA
  • Water Features: Cloward H2O