TMC Helix Park

Project Location: Houston, Texas

Client: Texas Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center Helix Park in Houston is a 37-acre public park that integrates a diversity of programmed events and passive recreation and contemplation. This diverse park integrate a biodiverse experience with over 650 trees and is cooled by heat-reflecting pathways. Helix Park sits on a floodplain along Brays Bayou and is designed to manage a 200 year storm by elevating the site by 5 feet above the floodplain with a sitewide sponge that manages flash flooding across the district.  The park celebrates water from waterfall benches and a series of streams that shape this public park.

Photography by Rob Benson and Luis Ayala