Starchitect Kengo Kuma is entering new territory with the twisting Rolex Building that just broke ground in Dallas, Texas. Expected to open in late 2016, the nine-storey structure features stacked and staggered floor plates with planted terraces, along with a largerooftop garden, pools and cascading waterfalls designed by landscape architect Sadafumi Uchiyama.

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The Rolex Building is expected to “fundamentally change the Dallas landscape” by functioning as a unique combination of natural and urban environments. Once completed, it will become part of a large masterplan conceived by property developer Harwood International, who already completed eight projects in the 18-block area named Harwood.

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Harwood International previously collaborated with Rolex in 1984 when they built the company’s office building in Uptown that featured a distinct curved glass facade. Now, 30 years later, the two firms are working on the new administrative building which will, in the words of Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, founder and CEO of Harwood International, “feature a unique blend of innovative architecture and gardens that Dallas has never seen before.”

+ Kengo Kuma and Associates

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