Recent project involvement; working since 0ct. 2007 from early stages including building massing, schematic concept design, and thru Design Development. I have led the efforts on exterior design and architectural detailing of the towers and curtain wall system. Unfortunately we were heavily constrained to the placement of the towers because of a previous government approval, and the height in relation to the context isn't very forgiving. To mitigate, we were able to address the park located adjacent to the property by opening up the site and creating a large public courtyard with a direct visual connection. The low-rise podium will contain services and retail for the towers, with the added feature of intensive green roof terraces dedicated as usable public space for building occupants - offering views to the park and internal courtyard.
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