Austin municipal complex



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Texas Tech University


The city of Austin needs a Municipal Complex to house its expanding city government, because the existing city's facilities are totally inadequate, and the city government is forced to lease space throughout the city.

Several major issues are to be dealt with through this project. The most obvious issue is the basic functional need for a greater amount of centrallzed space for the efficient operation of the city government. Another issue is the idea of the government needing to be more accessible to the public, and therefore, reducing the negative feelings between the public and their government. A third issue is dealing with the image of the city of Austin and enhancing this image with the complex.

The complex must deal with the needs of the public and the employees, and it needs to encourage the revitalization of downtown, and especially the Warehouse District in which it is located.