Palm Court, the first phase that was completed, forms the southernmost edge of the district. Located at the bottom of the Paseo, the court is characterised by a central plaza around which retail developments have been arranged.
Centrally within the court, the Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome is internally uplit creating a positive interior above the handrail lit spiral stair ascending from the parking. The dome sits within a pool of water kept purposefully dark to act as a reflecting pool for the dome. The whole structure is haloed by low level lighting reinforcing the plinth.
High level parapet mounted luminaires provide practical light consistently along the open pedestrian routes reinforced by integrated lighting to escalators and handrails where possible.