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Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

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Midland, Texas, United States
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2012
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The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is a performing arts facility for the West Texas Permian Basin region. Equidistant from the cities of Midland and Odessa on a satellite campus of University of Texas of the Permian Basin, the 109,000-­‐square foot center is the result of a partnership between the University and both communities.

The architectural design is rooted in the landscape of West Texas, inspired by its geologic strata, spare desert landscape, and endless skies. From the underlying strata, in a series of folded planes and stacked forms, the building appears to emerge. The main volume is clad in indigenous rough-­‐hewn limestone block, sourced from a quarry near the site. Evoking the nature and weight of geologic compression, the block pattern tightens and scales down as it nears the ground. Reflecting the vast Texas sky, the taller building forms are clad with stainless steel panels. Blending with its surroundings during the day, the building is a glowing beacon at night, visible for miles.

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