A new 17-story lab/research and development building offering class A office space is going up in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood, a tech hub now rivaling Cambridge’s Kendall Square. 10 World Trade is a public-realm centered development that reinvigorates the design of movement corridors within the Seaport District.
The Sasaki-designed building and landscape will deliver over 200,000 sq ft of new lab space, over 255,000 sq ft of office space, 8,000 sq ft for cultural uses, 6,500 sq ft dedicated to retail, and 40,000 sq ft of outdoor public realm and surface improvements along World Trade Center Avenue.
During the project’s early phases, the Sasaki-led design team recognized the unique opportunity to engage in an integrated approach between architecture and landscape to create a destination that prioritizes the public realm and creates an opportunity to reinvigorate the design of movement corridors within the Seaport. The team had to see beyond the typical aesthetic of a glass box sat atop a plaza, instead integrating transitions of interior and exterior spaces into larger site-wide gestures. Through the interplay of hard and softscape elements, the team envisioned a network of much-needed community open spaces as a singular, unified experience.
As the Seaport’s newest destination open space ‘The Landing’ acts as a bold gateway to the district. Wrapping around the south and west facades of the building, bold shapes and forms emphasize the push and pull of the building’s architectural form.
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