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ArchWeek - AIA Green Top Ten

Postby Kevin » Thu May 02, 2013 6:33 pm

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Re: ArchWeek - AIA Green Top Ten

Postby WalkerARCHITECTS » Tue May 07, 2013 4:13 pm

The building is reasonably worthy modernism and the impact of the building so close to City Hall is startling. The impact of a radical change in the context is accelerated as views of the elegant old building provide relief from the stark modernism of KMD Architects. I do not find the building to be attractive either in context or as a work standing alone. Heat gain reduction is noted with our approval. Even as we applaud the energy conservation and the photo-voltaic panels and turbines that contribute to reducing the energy and CO2 impact we are disappointed by the simple lack of elegance. The energy efficient systems are laudable as is the public transit. It is not an inspired work in my opinion.

If this is the greenest building in the country then we have a lot of work to do!
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