LEED-seeking illumina i3 campus lets workers work anywhere

August 17, 2017 by  
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San Diego’s new BioMed Realty i3 campus is raising the bar for corporate research parks everywhere. Perkins+Will recently designed the iconic science and research campus that’s on track for LEED Platinum certification and exemplifies the “work anywhere” culture. Filled with natural light and topped with green roofs, this environmentally progressive design features a wide variety of energy saving measures and reduces energy and water use by 30 and 20 percent. Located off Interstate 805, the Biotech Hub is the new home of leading genomics research and life sciences company illumina . The campus comprises three trapezoidal, all-white concrete buildings punctuated with landscaped gathering spaces, as well as a 33,500-square-foot outdoor courtyard at the campus heart that includes a performance stage, bocce ball court, herb garden, fitness area, restaurant, and cafe. Parking is hidden underground. Connectivity and collaboration are major themes of the campus design—i3 is 100 percent wireless—and employees are encouraged to work anywhere on campus they feel most comfortable at any time of the day. “The campus turns the stereotypical concept of a suburban research park right on its head, and makes it infinitely better,” said Ryan Bussard, principal at Perkins+Will. “Instead of a trove of uninviting office buildings surrounding a sea of asphalt parking lots, the i3 campus empowers people to connect, engage, collaborate, innovate, and—perhaps most important—be inspired.” Floor-to-ceiling glass lets in ample natural light and frames views of the surrounding mountains. Collaborative areas, such as the lounges and conference rooms, are connected directly to outdoor terraces . A variety of workspaces can accommodate different work styles and preferences. Related: World’s greenest and healthiest office crowned in Washington, D.C. The i3 campus is on track to earn LEED Platinum certification for the core and shell, while LEED Gold is expected for the interiors. The campus’ on-site fuel cells generate clean energy, while energy usage is minimized thanks to access to natural light, motorized and fixed sunshades, and energy-efficient fixtures. Responsible water management is a big part of the campus design. Recycled water sourced from a local utility irrigates the site and is used for cooling towers. Green roofs planted with heat- and drought-tolerated native plants filter and reduce stormwater runoff in conjunction with the on-site bio-filtration system and permeable pavers. Site-water mitigation tucked beneath the courtyard also helps reduce burden on the city’s local infrastructure. + Perkins+Will

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Bowl-shaped stadium in the UAE uses smart design to stay naturally cool in searing heat

August 12, 2016 by  
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The 60,000-seat Mohammed bin Rashid Stadium will serve as the centerpiece of a new mixed-use sports complex in Dubai . The complex will also include training facilities, a practice pitch, warm-up areas, a 5,000-space car park, a museum, a multipurpose sports hall, retail, restaurants, and public parks. The stadium’s elevated playing field will be FIFA-compliant. The mixed-use sports complex was developed as part of Dubai’s “Sports Innovation Lab” initiative that aims to make the UAE an international sports destination. Related: The world’s new tallest tower moves forward in Dubai The bowl-shaped stadium and the playing field are elevated above ground level to create a shaded entry plaza below. The landscaping, which includes tall trees, and the water features create a comfortable microclimate . The permeable facade is outfitted with solar shading fins that help keep the stadium cool and also cast an interesting play of geometric shadows on the plaza floor. + Perkins+Will Via ArchDaily

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Fenway Park’s Glowing ENfold Pavilion is a Made from Reusable Garden Bed Liner Fabric

October 15, 2012 by  
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3 firms win contest to help Kaiser design greener hospital

March 23, 2012 by  
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Aditazz, Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch and Perkins+Will win Kaiser's "Small Hospital, Big Idea" design contest for concepts to build an innovative, net-zero energy hospital.  

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Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will

February 13, 2012 by  
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Sprout Space is a prefabricated modular classroom designed by Allen Post, an architect in the Atlanta office of Perkins+Will , that offers a high-performance learning environment in a sustainably designed structure. In addition to winning an international competition sponsored by Open Architecture for best re-locatable classroom design, Sprout Space has been selected to appear in the Green Schools exhibit this fall at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. + Perkins+Will Via Curbed Atlanta The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , best re-locatable classroom , green classroom , green design , perkins + will , prefab architecture , Prefab Housing , sprout space , Sustainable Building , sustainable design

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Colombian Bio Hotel Boasts a Beautiful Living Facade

February 13, 2012 by  
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Bio Hotel , a sustainable construction inspired by the LEED methodology, will be a 7-storey hotel located in Bogotá D.C. – Colombia. LEED is a certification program for sustainable buildings and construction projects administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Bio Hotel boasts a beautiful living facade, solar energy generation and storage systems, as well as efficient wastewater management and gray water recycling. The recycled water will be used to irrigate the hotel’s plantings and public green spaces. The materials and wood are sustainably sourced and harvested, and all rooms received ample natural light. + Bio Hotel The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bio Hotel , Bio Hotel bogota , Bio Hotel columbia , bogota green design , bogota sustainable design , Bogotá , green hotel , leed hotel

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Crews Begin to Pump 500,000 Gallons of Fuel from Costa Concordia Shipwreck

February 13, 2012 by  
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Work has begun on efforts to extract over 500,000 gallons of fuel which remain on the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner. The ship ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio on January 13th in a tragedy which claimed 32 lives – rescue efforts ceased with 15 of those individuals still unaccounted for.  Salvage crews from Dutch maritime specialist, SMIT , expect to spend the next 28 days working with Italian firm Neri to pump fuel from the vessel’s 15 tanks in an effort to reduce chances of further environmental disaster and move towards removing the cruise liner from the Mediterranean Sea. Read the rest of Crews Begin to Pump 500,000 Gallons of Fuel from Costa Concordia Shipwreck Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: costa concordia , cruise liner , environmental disaster , fuel leak , hot-tapping oil , mediterranian monk seal , oil leak , oil spill , shipwreck salvage , toxic spill , tuscan archipelago national park

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128 Cardboard: A Clever Recycled Cardboard Fruit Bowl by SEMdesign

February 13, 2012 by  
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Utrecht -based SEMdesign created this low-impact faceted bowl that is made entirely from cardboard so it can be easily recycled or composted at the end of its life. Named “Fruit Bowl 128 Cardboard”, this stripey bowl was made by laser-cutting and affixing 128 different pieces of recycled cardboard together. Read the rest of 128 Cardboard: A Clever Recycled Cardboard Fruit Bowl by SEMdesign Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Biodegradable , compostable , DIY , dutch design , faceted , free diy manual , fruit bowl , fruit bowls , green materials , green products , open sources design , Recyclable cardboard , recycled cardboard , recycling / compost , SEMdesign , sylvie van de loo , utrecht

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Ghost Forest Repurposes Fallen Rainforest Trees Into a Striking Public Art Installation

February 13, 2012 by  
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Canada’s Gorgeous Green-Roofed VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre Opens to the Public!

February 7, 2012 by  
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