Up to date re-use in landscaping at San Antonio’s Pearl


June 18, 2024

The previous Pearl Brewery in San Antonio is in the present day a procuring/eating complicated alongside the River Stroll, with inexperienced, landscaped public plazas. It’s known as Pearl. We made time to poke round at Pearl throughout an April go to to the Alamo Metropolis. (Right here’s Half 1 of that go to.)

Historic Pearl

The very first thing you discover within the landscaping is industrial parts like rusty metal and relics from the previous brewery. Lake | Flato and Austin’s personal Ten Eyck Panorama Architects contributed to Pearl’s welcoming design that connects the previous to the current.

Board-formed concrete partitions and planters stuffed with dwarf palmettos and purple coronary heart divide the plaza into inexperienced areas, with loads of seating to hang around and people-watch.

I particularly like this tiered fountain comprised of repurposed industrial gear. Are they large caps of some sort? Water sluices from a metal aqueduct down a rain chain into the fountain.

Metal tanks have been became planters too.

Vines crawl up a steel mesh doorway dividing one a part of the plaza from one other.

That very same mesh helps shade a seating space with ceiling followers and lights.

These squiggly steel bars display one finish — one thing pulled out of the previous brewery, I assume.

Final have a look at the fountain

Resort Emma

The rustically elegant Resort Emma occupies the previous brewery constructing, and because it’s open to the general public, we popped in to go searching. That is the foyer.

Down a hallway, a door opens onto this enclosed however open-air patio with terracotta cross tile flooring and ivy-covered brick wall.

A fountain trickles from the wall right into a spherical basin.

Outdated metal home windows look out on the River Stroll’s bushes and passersby.

It’s a restful spot.

Within the lodge’s bar and membership room, known as Sternewirth, previous fermentation tanks make hideaway cubicles for patrons.

The bar wasn’t but open once we visited. Someday I’ll come again and luxuriate in a drink in one of many distinctive seating areas at Sternewirth.

To learn Half 1 of my San Antonio go to, together with the River Stroll, the Alamo, and the Witte Museum, click on right here.

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