The leading sustainability industry association engaged us to imagine the next revolution of the headquarters building as a bold embodiment of how we must work in the future. To achieve that goal the design focuses on four components to success: efficiency, sustainability, resiliency and desirability. Each must carefully work in concert to the other, to achieve the most innovative results and ultimately revolutionize the headquarters paradigm.
Efficient: Revolutionizing the office requires that it be efficient in design, structure and systems. It needs to be simple, functional, and durable, rethinking existing technologies and methodologies present within the construction community. The building has to bring industry and education together into a didactic living laboratory for entrepreneurial innovation.
Sustainable: The new paradigm must combine strategies to reduce energy loads while maximizing efficiency, while also promoting health and wellbeing to the human condition. The building's performance will be measured and designed for flexibility to new technologies.
Resilient: With a changing environment, the building is adaptable, providing safety to occupants during shocks and stressors while providing shelter, social connections and respite to the surrounding community. The tower is net zero carbon, net zero water, net zero waste, and net zero energy, achieving standards that require a deep integration into its locality.
Desire: Creating the office of the future requires that the building be desirable so that occupants respond positively to the aesthetics in the urban experience, the public space, the workplace, and ultimately user comfort. The building will not be considered a success unless desired.
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