Hub City Productions, Dallas, designed Q-City, an entertainment complex in Mesquite, Texas. Intended to attract and hold the attention of a teen audience, the 48,000-sq.-ft. development combines an ultramodern, urban environment with multimedia graphics and activities suitable for a young, anxious crowd.
Some of the excitement found at Q-City includes a laser tag arena, a motion simulation theater, a bowling alley, a huge video arcade and, of course, food and retail. Inside and out, the high-energy complex is filled with oversized graphics, steel and neon construction and vibrant signage.
ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN: Edifis*, Dublin (architecture) -- Colm Duggan, project architect; Cormac Buggy, Rachel Cook and Paul Davey, design team Hub City Productions, Dallas (design) -- Robert Romano, project manager; Charles Ralph, site manager; Tom Nelson, CAD manager; James Harris, art and installation
SUPPLIERS: B & B Contracting, Dallas (general contractor); J. Key Inc., Dallas, and Honeywood, Dallas (millwork, fixturing); SLV, Ft. Worth, Texas (lighting consultants); Metalfast, Dallas (metals, fixturing); AST Waterjet, Dallas (signage, waterjet cutting, entry bridge); Penaco, Dallas (handrails,guardrails, metalwork); J. Sullivan Designs, Dallas (fabrics, upholstery); Big Color, Grapevine, Texas (large-format graphics); Fast Signs, Mesquite, Texas (signage)
PHOTOGRAPHY: Mark Olsen, On the Mark Photography, Dallas