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2015 design annual


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DEDICATION


THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL CLIENTS OVER THE PAST 60 YEARS. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS AND FOR COLLABORATING WITH US TO CREATE EXTRAORDINARY PLACES.


PREFACE

This year marks HOK’s 60th anniversary. George Hellmuth, Gyo Obata and George Kassabaum came from different backgrounds and perspectives. Yet our three founders shared a passion for designing exceptional spaces and places for people. They also had an ambitious vision for establishing a diverse, enduring design practice. During our first 20 years, between 1955 and 1975, HOK’s projects embodied our founders’ design philosophy of creating functional yet beautifully expressive buildings that respond to people’s needs. By the 1970s, our reputation for designing single buildings with refined concepts and robust details began leading to significant commissions involving large-scale planning, landscape architecture and interior design. Diversity remained a fundamental theme, with large and small projects designed and detailed in accordance with unique functional and client requirements. From 1976 to 1995, HOK expanded beyond the US to become an international design practice


skilled in adapting to distinct climates and contexts

Our 2015 Design Annual presents innovative

around the world. From the deserts of the Middle

corporate workplaces, enduring government

East to the rainforests of Indonesia, we explored the

buildings and a community-focused museum.

potential of every project.

We review several healthcare and science facilities — critical buildings in which clinicians

By the mid-1990s, HOK had two dozen offices

and researchers are discovering new ways to

working together to design interior spaces,

improve lives. We examine the design of hospitality

buildings, communities and cities across the world.

projects that create destinations for luxury and

Our multidisciplinary approach to all building

relaxation in exceptional settings. We look at

types helped establish a legacy of innovative,

futuristic sports venues, dynamic retail centers

collaborative design solutions.

and sustainable residential environments. Finally, we feature several new expressions for airports

In 2015, 60 years after our founding, HOK’s

and all forms of transit.

specialist expertise and geographic reach extend to nearly every building type and continent.

After six decades, the timeless architectural values

Sustainability, technical advancement, creativity

of function, structure, light and beauty in service

and practical innovation are hallmarks of our

to human needs remain our guiding principles. We

work. Each new design reflects our meticulous

look forward to working with clients to create new

attention to the needs of the community and the

memories and places over the next 60 years.

natural environment. HOK Design Board Throughout our history, HOK has had the privilege of designing the building blocks that come together to form communities, improve cities and enhance people’s lives. This book highlights recent examples.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

12

AMC Theatre Support Center

20

Aramed Medical Village Development

26

Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center

32

Avaya Stadium | MLS Earthquakes

38

Avery Dennison Global Headquarters

44

Basrah Sports City

50

Black & Veatch World Headquarters

56


62

147–151 East 86th Street

68

Fitzrovia Apartments, Phase 2

72

The Francis Crick Institute

78

Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex

88

0

Chancery of the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations

50

Huafa New Town, Phase 6

118

330 Hudson

126

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru Terminal 1 Expansion

132

Living Building Challenge Collaborative Competition

138

The Lodge at Walnut Creek

146

535 Mission Street

154

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

162

NEF AtakĂśy 22 Mixed-Use Development

168

Net Zero Competition

174

New Atlanta Stadium

184

The New York Palace Hotel Suites and Lounges

192

NOAA Inouye Regional Center

198

Office Building Design Competition

210

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

216

OpenText Toronto Executive Offices

224

Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios

230

Polsinelli Headquarters

236

Porsche Cars North America Experience Center and Headquarters

242

Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

250

Residential Community for Confidential Corporate Client

256

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

264

St Bartholomew's Hospital Redevelopment and King George V Building

274

Suzhou Times Square

280

Suzhou Wujiang East Taihu Lake Golden Bay Tourism Complex

286

Tower Competition

296

9

INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

108

500ft

Hospital Design Competition in Shanghai, China, for a Confidential Client

200

100

100

Hana Dream Town


PROJECT LOCATIONS Living Building Challenge Collaborative Competition Net Zero Competition AMC Theatre Support Center

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Black & Veatch World Headquarters Polsinelli Headquarters

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center OpenText Toronto Executive Offices

Avaya Stadium | MLS Earthquakes The Lodge at Walnut Creek 535 Mission Street ARTIC Avery Dennison Global Headquarters

Chancery of the Permanent Mission of Singapore 147–151 East 86th Street 330 Hudson The New York Palace Hotel

Net Zero Competition Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios NOAA Inouye Regional Center

National Center for Civil and Human Rights Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

New Atlanta Stadium Porsche Cars North America

Office Building Competition Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center

HOK 2015 Design Annual Projects HOK Office


Fitzrovia Apartments The Francis Crick Institute St Bartholomew's Hospital

NEF AtakĂśy 22 Mixed-Use Development

Hana Dream Town

Net Zero Competition

11

Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex Basrah Sports City

Tower Competition Hospital Design Competition

Aramed Medical Village Residential Community for ConďŹ dential Corporate Client

Net Zero Competition Suzhou Times Square Suzhou Wujiang East Taihu Lake Golden Bay Tourism Complex

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru Terminal 1 Expansion

Huafa New Town, Phase 6


Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center 13

Anaheim, California, USA

Completion: 2014

The Anaheim Regional Transportation

Convention Center and Disneyland. The

geometry and functions. BIM helped the

Intermodal Center (ARTIC) sets a precedent

master plan establishes a clear pedestrian

team navigate the building systems and

for civic-minded transit hubs in the US. HOK

pathway flanked by future mixed-use

study the building’s tolerances and

and Parsons Brinckerhoff designed ARTIC

development with ARTIC as the primary

environmental performance.

as an innovative new transit station that

destination. The extroverted building has a

serves as a destination in itself. The project

significant but welcoming presence and will

ARTIC is designed for LEED Platinum

brings together transit, dining, retail and

help spur transit-oriented development.

certification. The vault-shaped structure acts

entertainment options in an iconic terminal building.

in concert with advanced mechanical systems Drawing inspiration from classic grand

to optimize energy efficiency. Inflated

transit halls including Grand Central Terminal

ETFE cushions cast a soft, translucent light

The transit hub links commuter and regional

in New York, along with the structural

throughout the great hall, while the additional

rail service and intercity bus systems including

elegance of local airship hangars, the team

frit pattern on the outer layer reduces solar

Amtrak, Metrolink, OCTA bus service and

developed a 21st-century design concept.

heat gain. Convection currents naturally

Anaheim Resort Transportation. ARTIC’s

The design achieves its signature parabolic

ventilate the building as heat rises from the

flexible design ensures that it can serve as a

form by employing a diagrid structural

lower south end up to the north side and out

southern terminus for California’s future high-

system of diamond-shaped steel arches

through operable louvers. The radiant heating

speed rail system.

infilled with translucent ETFE (ethylene

and cooling floor system and optimized HVAC

tetrafl uoroethylene) pillows. At the north and

system will help reduce ARTIC’s energy

Officials challenged the team to create an

south ends, freestanding curtain walls bring in

consumption by 50 percent.

icon that would welcome a new age of public

daylight and offer expansive views. The long-

transportation. The station was also conceived

span, grid shell structure creates a grand,

LED lights mounted on the diagrid structure

as a catalyst for transforming Anaheim’s core

light-filled atrium space that accommodates

illuminate the ETFE pillows in gradations of

into a pedestrian-friendly zone that promotes

open circulation.

shifting colors, providing a striking presence

connectivity. Known as the “Platinum Triangle,”

◄ north entrance from plaza

on the night skyline. As darkness falls, ARTIC

the area around the station includes Angel

The team used building information modeling

becomes lit from within and acts as a beacon

Stadium, the Honda Center, the Anaheim

(BIM) to develop ARTIC’s complex form,

from the freeways and local streets.

2015 design annual

67,000 sq. ft. / 6,225 sq. m.


â–ş site plan 1

grand hall

2

retail

3

ticketing +

4

support

5

service yard

information

1

2

2 3

3

4

4 4 5 4

4


0

10

20

40

60

100ft

15

ANAHEIM REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION INTERMODAL CENTER

▲ view looking north from level 2


BUS AND TICKET INFORMATION

▲ north-south building section

▲ grand hall from north vestibule

▲ east-west building section

MARKETPLACE


▲ west elevation

17

ANAHEIM REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION INTERMODAL CENTER

▲ view across grand hall


▼ view from northwest

19

ANAHEIM REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION INTERMODAL CENTER


AMC Theatre Support Center 21

Leawood, Kansas, USA

Completion: 2013

AMC’s Theatre Support Center celebrates

interiors. Outdoor terraces with proportions

backdrop for continuous brainstorming and

the company’s iconic brand and mission of

mimicking the dimensions of a movie screen

idea sharing.

creating an amazing movie-going experience.

are part of all three visible building elevations.

Previously located in a nondescript downtown

As the building’s cultural and functional

of AMC’s growth, while bold splashes of red

Kansas City office building that segregated

centerpiece, a central stairway system

reinforce its brand. Design elements such

staff across multiple floors, AMC wanted its

communicates AMC’s vision and values. It

as movie-inspired graphics and an exterior

new headquarters, which is part of the mixed-

doubles as an office gathering space and

glass pattern inspired by the vertical folds

use Park Place development, to catalyze

multilevel theater, with digital media walls

of a movie curtain reinforce the company’s

cultural change and celebrate the company’s

that stream news and the latest movie trailers

industry leadership.

role in the entertainment industry. The open

from Hollywood.

A graphic history wall spotlights the story

office floor plan breaks down barriers and enhances communication.

Supported by a wide range of meeting spaces, the office accommodates individual work

◄ building entrance

Wrapping most of the facade in glass enables

and team collaboration. More than 17,000

daylight to permeate through the open

square feet of whiteboard surfaces offer a

2015 design annual

120,000 sq. ft. / 11,150 sq. m.


▲ concept sketch

▲ entrance lobby + history wall

▲ central stair + open office


23

AMC THEATRE SUPPORT CENTER


▼ café + outdoor terrace

25 ▲ entrance + parking structure

AMC THEATRE SUPPORT CENTER

▲ outdoor terrace


Aramed Medical Village Development 27

Jeddah, Riyadh and Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

This concept for three medical villages in key

Taking inspiration from the organic form of an

concourse level and upper floors reserved for

18 million sq. ft. / 1.7 million sq. m.

Saudi Arabian cities establishes a healthcare

acanthus leaf, the design solution features

pedestrians. Separating automobiles

418 acres / 169 hectares

delivery channel that provides a more human-

interconnected village walkways that thread

from pedestrians creates an ideal

scaled, town-like environment than found in

together multiple buildings. An organically

environment for serendipitous encounters

the larger medical cities under development

shaped canopy composed of ETFE (ethylene

that facilitate the exchange of knowledge in

by the Ministry of Health. The design creates

tetrafl uoroethylene) and other translucent

medicine and science.

a distinct prototype rooted in the spirit of

materials covers the entire complex, allowing

integrated clinical knowledge development

daylight to permeate the space while

Situated near major transportation routes,

and care delivery.

shielding the facilities from excessive heat.

each medical village will receive patients

Photovoltaic panels harvest solar energy for

from 22 feeder hospitals located throughout

ventilation and lighting.

Saudi Arabia.

Competition: 2014

Each medical village includes a 200-bed general hospital, a 200-bed specialty hospital and several collaborative clinical education

The inspiration of the acanthus leaf extends

buildings, including schools of medicine,

to the curvilinear street pattern that provides

dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and hospital

patients and students with a welcoming,

management, as well as a training center for

campus-like ambience.

allied health technicians. Each village also

◄ aerial view

has a conference center, a business hotel and

All automobile traffic is directed to the lower

shopping facilities.

garden level of the village, with the main

2015 design annual

Each village site:


▲ sketch of roof

▲ roof pattern organization

▲ roof pattern study


29

ARAMED MEDICAL VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT

▲ interior street


▼ interior street

31

ARAMED MEDICAL VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT


Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center 33

Auburn, Alabama, USA

Completion: 2013

The Recreation and Wellness Center honors

Marking the building’s entry, the five-story

achieve the crossover, the track ramps up and

the distinct architectural character of Auburn’s

cardio tower complements the campus’

down, enabling runners to do interval training.

campus while creating a hub for personal,

historic context of towers and steeples while

social and physical well-being.

providing interior spaces for suspension

The facility also offers basketball courts, an

training, group cycling and yoga. Located

outdoor leisure pool, cardio/fitness zones, a

Built for an economical $225.00 per square

on the tower’s top floor, the yoga studio has

rock climbing wall, weight training areas and

foot, the highly efficient space provides an

hangar windows that fold up at the press

outdoor recreation spaces.

engaging experience for all and great value for

of a button, allowing for the studio to be

the university.

completely open to outdoor air.

During the design process, students and

At one-third of a mile, the indoor running

referendum that funded the project. The team

administrators consistently expressed a

track is one of the longest in the country

produced documentation, a revised program

desire for spaces that “felt like Auburn.”

and the first to be designed in a “corkscrew”

and 3D renderings to develop a promotional

The design responds by breaking the larger

configuration. The track winds through both

package for marketing and a pricing package

volume of space into fitness neighborhoods

gymnasiums, across the atrium and around

that helped the university understand the fee

that recreate the feeling of the campus’ many

the two-story atrium’s climbing tower while

assessment required for the project.

interconnected quads.

offering users different route choices. To

HOK provided preliminary planning and programming services to support a student

◄ lobby

2015 design annual

240,000 sq. ft. / 22,300 sq. m.


â–˛ 1/3-mile elevated running track


▲ gymnasium

35

AUBURN UNIVERSITY RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER

▲ track corkscrew configuration around climbing tower


▼ running track corkscrew crossing

37

AUBURN UNIVERSITY RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER


Avaya Stadium | MLS Earthquakes 39

San Jose, California, USA

18,000 seats Completion: 2015

The design of the San Jose Earthquakes’

provides an authentic community experience

Avaya Stadium is the first cloud-enabled

Major League Soccer stadium emphasizes

just feet from the pitch. Patio suites feature

professional sports venue, a fitting

the fan experience by creating an intimate

680 square feet of space, with comfortable

accomplishment for the stadium of Silicon

atmosphere that brings spectators close to

couch-style seating and private wait staff.

Valley’s soccer club. The high-tech fan

the action.

Field-level luxury suites offer high-end

experience begins with a stadium app

furnishings and are customizable with sliding

that helps create an innovative experience

glass doors and an open floor plan.

for fans.

features covered seating that holds in the

The 600-person Supporter’s Section

Designed to achieve the client’s goals for

sound and creates an energetic atmosphere

adjacent to a “Beers of the World” concession

sustainability, the stadium features 882

for fans. This soccer-specific stadium offers

space has an open terrace standing area that

solar panels — enough to offset power use

exceptional sightlines from every angle.

offers a rallying point for die-hard fans. A

at regular-season games.

Just two miles from downtown San Jose, the 18,000-seat, European-style Avaya Stadium

two-acre 7UP Epicenter Fan Zone features a Premium seating options include club, patio

double-sided video display. Neighboring the

and luxury suites. The Premier Midfield and

fan zone is North America’s largest outdoor

Premier Midline seating sections boast 3,200

bar. At 3,650 square feet, the full-service bar

upgraded, plush seats. Club seating offers

offers field-level views.

food and beverage delivery service and

◄ view from corner deck

2015 design annual

274,500 sq. ft. / 25,500 sq. m.


▲ scoreboard bar

11

2

8

14

3

4

13 9

2 12

10

11

5 1

6

7

▲ site plan 1

main entrance

8

broadcast truck parking

2

seating bowl

9

vip entrance

3

scoreboard bar

10 pressbox

4

epicenter fan zone

11 party deck

5

vip lawn

12 team store

6

team building

13 player ramp

7

training yard

14 food truck parking

▲ seating bowl


0

50

100

200ft

41

AVAYA STADIUM | MLS EARTHQUAKES


▼ view from elevated seating

43

AVAYA STADIUM | MLS EARTHQUAKES


Avery Dennison Global Headquarters 45

Glendale, California, USA

Completion: 2014

The design of Avery Dennison’s new

The centrally located stairs provide an active

The open, egalitarian workplace promotes

headquarters transforms the 80-year-old

space that serves as a meeting and dining

faster, better decision-making and creates a

global labeling and packaging company’s

area while supporting presentations and

sense of community that connects employees

workplace into a more space-efficient,

interoffice telecommunication through a

across every level and department.

collaborative and flexible environment.

state-of-the-art audiovisual system.

Located on two floors of a new office building,

Unique branding elements and company

structural modifications to the existing office

the open workplace features low-height, team-

relics enhance the office. A backlit, digitized

building and the delivery of several highly

oriented workstations on the perimeter with

portrait of Avery Dennison’s founder,

customized details during the fast-track

ample access to natural light and views. Solid

R. Stanton Avery, greets visitors in the

construction process.

walled conference rooms, glass-enclosed

elevator lobby. The company’s patented

huddle rooms and informal lounge spaces

radio frequency identification (RFID) tape is

facilitate different types of collaboration and

transformed into a decorative pattern in glass

varying degrees of privacy. A "collaboration

and millwork paneling. An illustrated acrylic

axis” adjacent to the elevator lobby on each

reproduction of the beloved koi pond from the

floor links both sides of the office core.

company’s former headquarters serves as the

The design team oversaw significant

safety barrier under the central stairs. The office features Rise, Scooch and Belong from the Allsteel Gather collaborative furniture collection, designed by HOK Product Design and IDa Design.

◄ central stair

2015 design annual

44,100 sq. ft. / 4,100 sq. m.


▲ conference room

▲ small meeting rooms

4

6

4 2 6 1 5 3 6 4

6

6

▲ level 5 axonometric 1

reception

2

breakout space

3

central stair

4

conference room

5

small meeting room

6

office

4


▲ sketch, plan + perspective of hunter douglas curved high profile baffle by hok product design

47

AVERY DENNISON GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS

▲ ceiling above central stair


â–ź breakout space with hunter douglas high profile baffle by hok product design

49

AVERY DENNISON GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS


Basrah Sports City 51

Basrah, Iraq

Main stadium: 65,000 seats

Basrah Sports City is the largest sports

The design of the marquee venue reflects

By integrating graceful yet strong forms

facility in Iraq and features one of the

local architectural infl uences, recalling a

and surfaces, the architecture expresses

country’s largest stadiums.

proud past while serving as a bridge to a

the speed, power and perpetual movement

modern era. Inspiration for the main stadium

of soccer.

Secondary stadium: 10,000 seats Completion: 2013

The complex includes a 65,000-seat soccer

design came from Basrah’s timeless and

stadium surrounded by a manmade lake in the

essential icons, from the date palm tree to

The main contractor was Iraqi company

shape of Iraq. The site also features

traditional woven goods. Paying homage to

Abdullah Al-Jiburi. HOK teamed with this

a 10,000-seat secondary stadium, four

the patterned facades of traditional Iraqi

contractor and associate architect/engineer

training soccer fields, team housing facilities,

homes, the textured skin also provides a

RMC-Partners to deliver the project under a

a VIP guesthouse and associated

functional response to the local climate.

design-build contract. Use of 3D modeling,

infrastructure buildings.

helped the multinational team work efficiently

The selection of Iraq to host the 2013 Gulf

cladding encases the stadium, forming

while overcoming geographic and language

Cup of Nations, a biennial soccer tournament

large panels that interweave with steel

barriers. Additional engineering and design

for Arab countries, drove the development

columns. The external wrap and roof sheets

consultants included Thornton Tomasetti,

of the project, which is located outside the

are supported by a massive steel structure

WSP Group, Langan Engineering, Lloyd

southern port city of Basrah. Iraq’s Ministry of

weighing 19,000 tons.

Engineering, WJHW and Cini-Little.

Youth and Sport wanted this project to spur growth and development in the area while introducing Iraqi athletes to the world stage.

◄ south elevation

animation and web meeting technologies More than 480,000 square feet of synthetic

2015 design annual

2.77 million sq. ft. / 257,340 sq. m.


â–˛ site axonometric


▲ stadium interior

53

BASRAH SPORTS CITY

▲ stadium interior at night


▼ stadium facade ▲ gradated mashrabiya coding study

55

▲ physical mock-up of mashrabiya

BASRAH SPORTS CITY

▲ schematic mashrabiya study


Black & Veatch World Headquarters 57

Overland Park, Kansas, USA

Completion: 2014

The addition of the Rodman Innovation Pavilion

Named for the company’s former CEO,

By relocating conference rooms to

completes a five-year, phased renovation and

the Rodman Innovation Pavilion includes a

surrounding spaces and creating an open

expansion to Black & Veatch’s headquarters in

client briefing center with integrated video/

stairwell that connects all eight floors,

a Kansas City suburb.

teleconferencing, conference space, a

the headquarters renovation provides a

café and an atrium for company and

new central hub for meetings. A fitness

community events.

center, refurbished auditorium, updated

The expanded headquarters communicates Black & Veatch’s commitment to engineering

workstations and new building systems

innovation and environmental responsibility.

As a showcase for Black & Veatch’s

The design creates a vibrant culture for the

engineering expertise, the pavilion

2,400 people who work on the campus.

features innovative sustainable design

Close collaboration between HOK and

strategies including geothermal wells and an

general contractor JE Dunn Construction

In addition to renovating Black & Veatch’s

electricity microgrid that uses a natural gas

helped the team deliver the project on time

617,660-sq.-ft. office building, the team

microturbine and solar panels. A 14,900-sq.-

and under budget.

designed a prominent pavilion that

ft. green roof, native landscaping, bioswales

serves as the new entry.

and rain gardens work together to reduce stormwater runoff.

◄ lobby

enhance the work environment.

2015 design annual

631,380 sq. ft. / 58,660 sq. m.


â–˛ pavilion meeting + collaboration space


59 ▲ outdoor terrace + pavilion BLACK & VEATCH WORLD HEADQUARTERS

▲ main entrance + pavilion lobby


▼ pavilion entrance

61

BLACK & VEATCH WORLD HEADQUARTERS


Chancery of the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations 63

New York, New York, USA

Completion: 2014

Home to Singapore’s diplomatic mission to

Organized as a series of buffer zones

the United Nations, the new chancery for

between the street and the building’s interior,

the government of Singapore is a secure

the architectural expression features

embassy building that conveys a sense of

glass detailing that seamlessly complements

openness and transparency.

the design intent.

The design weaves together the national ideals

The transparency of the street-facing

of Singapore with a reinterpretation of the

elevation bends in a fl uid form to reflect a

country’s vernacular architecture, integrating

diminishing zone of protection by section.

light, texture and shadow to illuminate the solid volumes of New York. Five vertical

A translucent frit pattern applied to the

elements on the southern facade represent

glass supports privacy at the building’s

five ideals of the rising nation: democracy,

lower levels and becomes progressively less

peace, progress, justice and equality.

dense as it climbs the facade. Providing a visual reference to the culture of Singapore,

Reflecting the dualistic nature of an embassy

this detailing is an abstraction of traditional

structure, the design establishes a

wooden lattice screen elements integral to the

welcoming identity within New York City

country's architectural heritage.

while addressing the inherent security issues related to the building’s location within the tight confines of Manhattan.

◄ front entrance

2015 design annual

35,600 sq. ft. / 3,300 sq. m.


▲ city location plan

▲ site plan

▲ facade conception

▲ street view


65

CHANCERY OF THE PERMANENT MISSION OF SINGAPORE TO THE U.N.

▲ facade screen patterns


▼ meeting room

67 ▲ front facade sketch

CHANCERY OF THE PERMANENT MISSION OF SINGAPORE TO THE U.N.

▲ back facade sketch


147–151 East 86th Street 69

New York, New York, USA

Completion: 2018

This 18-story luxury residential tower serves a

limestone through the use of deep bronze

The building’s amenity spaces include a

transitional neighborhood in Upper Manhattan

finished reveals.

private lounge, exhibition kitchen, game room,

while adding commercial retail space in one of the city’s busiest corridors.

fitness center, children’s playroom and lushly Double-height storefront bays articulate retail

landscaped rooftop terrace.

areas at the building's base. The residential The project supports the migration of higher-

lobby entrance is located to the north on

Situated directly above the 86th Street

end development from the established Upper

Lexington Avenue, away from the bustling

subway station, the building provides

East Side avenues to the emerging Yorkville

activity of 86th Street.

convenient access to mass transportation

neighborhood closer to the East River.

with indoor and outdoor stair entrances and a The building houses 170,000 square feet

The massing and design of the facade

of market-rate residential condominiums,

epitomize the neighborhood’s transitional

25,000 square feet for a flagship New York

character. Featuring large expanses of glass,

Sports Club facility and 30,000 square feet

the dimensional form steps up toward the

of commercial retail space.

intersection and provides terraces for many of the residences. The French limestone

Ranging in size from 1,600 to 4,400 square

cladding recalls the traditional stone buildings

feet, the 51 individual residences feature

of the Upper East Side, while the large glazed

10-foot ceilings, large living and bedrooms,

openings take advantage of a modern cast-

en-suite bathrooms, solid hardwood floors,

in-place concrete structure. The windows

custom kitchens with premium appliances,

celebrate the individuality of units, which are

ample closet space and silent HVAC systems.

conceived as jewel boxes set off from the

◄ view from southwest

new accessible elevator entrance.

2015 design annual

230,000 sq. ft. / 21,370 sq. m.


► level 9 floor plan 1

2 bedroom, 2 bath

2

2 bedroom, 2.5 bath

3

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath

4

4 bedroom, 4.5 bath

1

4

2

3 4

▲ facade studies

▲ south elevation

▲ west elevation


▼ street view

0

5

10

20

50ft

71

147–151 EAST 86TH STREET


Fitzrovia Apartments, Phase 2 73

London, UK

Completion: 2014

This project completes the redevelopment

Located near Regent's Park in one of London’s

building in situ involved careful preservation

of the former Royal National Orthopaedic

most sensitive urban environments, the

of the historic structure’s Roman Classical

Hospital site in central London into a mixed-

residential building is arranged around two

architectural character while creating a

use, high-density urban development.

landscaped courtyards. It incorporates

flexible interior office design.

sustainable features such as ground-source The project celebrates the rich variety

heat pumps, biofuel boilers, and green walls

Large murals that dominate the double-height

of city living by integrating a healthcare

and roofs. Primary facades are composed

space inspired the muted design palette.

facility, market-rate and affordable housing,

of Spanish limestone that integrates public

Textured upholstery, timber detailing and

contemporary offices, a historic building,

art in the form of colored glass fins depicting

bespoke furniture ensure that the space

parking and landscaped gardens on a compact

abstract images of MRI scans.

fulfills tenant needs and complements the

urban site.

design aesthetic of the original building. Vertical bay windows fabricated from

Phase 2 of the development includes the

anodized aluminum and glass accent the

A glazed reception area with double-height

completion of the 100-unit residential building

building design. To reflect the sun and

ceilings opens onto a courtyard with stunning

(market-rate and affordable apartments), as

maximize light, the elevations overlooking the

landscaped gardens, providing a place to

well as 3,230 square feet of office space

courtyard are clad in light zinc tiles.

escape the busy London streets.

within an existing Grade II-listed historic hall.

◄ street view of phases 1 + 2

These additions complement the project’s first

At the center of the site, the hospital’s former

phase, which was also designed by HOK and

waiting hall is connected to the building’s main

included an outpatient orthopaedic clinic and

entrance on Bolsover Street. The technical

45 apartment units in the residential building.

requirements of retaining this 1927-listed

2015 design annual

129,200 sq. ft. / 12,000 sq. m.


â–˛ site plan

8 7

â–ş ground level plan 1

phase 1: rnoh clinic

2

central courtyard

3

retained listed hall + offices

4

affordable housing entrance

5

private apartments' entrance

6

ramp to basement parking

7

affordable housing units

8

bicycle parking + play area

9

private apartments

7

7

4 7

3

7

2 5

9

1

6


0

greenwell street

10 20 40

phase 2

phase 1

▲ section looking west

80ft

75

FITZROVIA APARTMENTS, PHASE 2

▲ courtyard incorporating historic hall + new structure


▼ new reception area within historic hall

FITZROVIA APARTMENTS, PHASE 2

▲ conference room

77 ▲ mezzanine conference room within existing hall


The Francis Crick Institute 79

London, UK

Completion: 2016

Six leading medical research and educational

To reduce its visible mass, one-third of the

and between floors. Glass walls allow for

organizations have partnered to form the

structure is below ground, while the curved

views into labs, promoting transparency and

Francis Crick Institute, one of Europe’s largest

roof presents a gentle face to the community.

openness. Unless specific functions require

biomedical and translational research centers.

closed walls, lab neighborhoods are open to The design encourages collaboration and interaction among multidisciplinary

helped discover the structure of DNA, the

researchers including biologists, chemists,

Designed with flexibility, lab neighborhoods

institute is a landmark partnership between

physicists, engineers, computer scientists

can support rapid reconfiguration as

the UK’s three largest funders of biomedical

and mathematicians.

research programs change. A centralized

research — the Medical Research Council,

service distribution system enables a kit-

Cancer Research UK and the Wellcome

The facility is divided into four “laboratory

of-parts approach in which predetermined

Trust — and three of its leading universities:

neighborhoods” connected by two atria.

components can be plugged into service

University College London, Imperial College

The atria cross at the center of the building

spines in different combinations.

London and King’s College London.

to create a hub with break areas, informal collaboration space, a large central stair and

HOK collaborated on the final exterior design

Located in central London, the steel, glass and

a concierge serving the entire floor. Walkways

and massing with PLP Architecture. The

terra-cotta clad building occupies a full city

and informal meeting areas crisscross the

building is expected to achieve a BREEAM

block and creates strong architectural links

main atrium and connect neighborhoods.

Excellent rating.

to historic local buildings. Large cantilevered

◄ main entrance

encourage interaction.

Named after Francis Crick, the scientist who

bay windows and tall glass atria reduce the

The atria bring daylight into all of the labs

building’s impact at street level and maintain

and other spaces while enhancing the

natural light in workspaces and public areas.

visibility of people throughout the building

2015 design annual

980,000 sq. ft. / 91,000 sq. m.


4

8 1

5

3 2

6

7


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THE FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE

◄ regional site plan 1

the francis crick institute

2

british library

3

st. pancras station

4

euro star station

5

kings cross station

6

euston station

7

euston road

8

camden neighborhood


2 1

4

1

3 1 â—„ level 2 plan

1 5

1

wet lab

2

dry lab

3

histopathology

4

flow cytometry

5

high throughput screening

â—„ ground level plan

7

3

11

13

2

4

8

9

1

main entrance

2

lecture theater

3

exhibition space

4

teaching lab

5

media room

6

seminar suite

7

dining area

8

kitchen

9

receiving area

10 community facility 11 garden 12 bike storage

10

13 staff entrance

1

5 6 14 12

14 support


0 5 10 20 50m

▲ north elevation looking toward st. pancras station

▲ north elevation looking west

83

THE FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE

▲ staff entrance


â–˛ interior atrium


2

2

2

2 2

3

2

8 3

1

a

1

b

3 6

4

7 2 5

2

2 5

▲ section a through breakout area

1

laboratory

2

mechanical

3

breakout + informal meeting area

4

auditorium

5

support lab

6

conference suite

7

dining area

8

atrium

▲ section b through lab neighborhood

85

THE FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE

▲ lab furniture mock-up


▼ building entry

87 ▲ collaboration space

THE FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE

▲ dining area


Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex 89

Doha, Qatar

Completion: 2015

The design of the passenger terminal complex

facades have similar high-performance glass

A deliberate lack of ornamentation provides

at Qatar’s replacement airport celebrates

that controls solar heat gain and glare.

passengers with an intrinsic understanding

form, surface and light while providing an

of movement and spatial function within

efficient yet inspirational experience for

Moving through an open immigration

the terminal. The team selected materials

travelers. As the landmark home for Qatar

area, originating passengers join transfer

for their longevity, sustainability and local

Airways, the country’s national airline,

passengers on the first floor under a vast

significance. Graceful structural arches are

the terminal can accommodate 30 million

central skylight that provides visual access

left unadorned, and the vast floor surface is

passengers annually and has 41 unrestricted

to one of five concourses. The two large

a combination of terrazzo in high-circulation

contact gates.

transfer hubs are linked by an automated

areas and carpet in ancillary spaces.

people mover. Through expressive architecture rooted in

South of the passenger terminal, a public

place, the iconic terminal creates a lasting

Arriving passengers progress to the ground-

mosque serves as the symbolic heart of the

impression on guests. While contemporary in

floor baggage hall and exit to a triple-volume

airport. Its domed prayer hall and slender

design to mirror Qatar’s progressive growth,

meeters and greeters hall with direct

minaret are visible from the entrance road.

the airport pays homage to the nation’s rich

access to taxi pavilions and an intermodal

The structures are set within a stone-paved

cultural heritage and natural environment.

transportation hub.

plaza dotted with fountain jets representing

The dramatic, curving building silhouette A vast wood ceiling in the longest concourse

project a powerful image as Qatar’s gateway

provides visual warmth that contrasts with

Guest amenities include two hotels, ample

to the world.

the sleek metal and glass surfaces. In other

duty free shopping, and a spa and health club.

concourses, vaulted metal ceilings mimic

An extensive public art program features

Departing passengers experience an

the undulating roof line. Glass envelops the

local and international artists’ work

undulating super roof in the light-filled

spacious hold rooms, quiet rooms, passenger

throughout the terminal.

departure hall. The steel-framed glass

activity nodes and 20 airline lounges.

wall provides unobstructed views from the

Skylights and interconnecting glass ceiling

curbside arrival area through the ticketing

“zippers” provide natural light and dramatic

hall, enabling passengers to easily find their

evening desert views.

destinations. The longer east and west

◄ main terminal

the purifying role of water.

recalls ocean waves and sand dunes to

2015 design annual

6.5 million sq. ft. / 604,000 sq. m.


â—„ site plan

1 1

3

2

4

1

runway

2

central lagoon

3

short-term parking

4

long-term parking


â–ş departure level floor plan

concourse a

3

concourse b

4

concourse c

5

concourse d

6

concourse e

20

meeters + greeters hall

2

0

1

6

50

5

100 250m

4

91

2

3

HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL COMPLEX

1


â–˛ north-south section

â–˛ retail + dining


93

HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL COMPLEX

▲ concourse exterior


â–˛ concourse

â–˛ terminal atrium


95

HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL COMPLEX


▲ mosque

▲ mosque floor plan, section + east elevation


0

5

10

20

40m

97

HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL COMPLEX

▲ mosque interior


▼ terminal entrance

99

HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL COMPLEX


Hana Dream Town 101

Incheon, South Korea

Completion: 2018

This will be the new global headquarters for

The flexible design of the headquarters tower

Hana Financial Group, one of Korea’s largest

uses a common structural grid that makes it

private commercial banks and a leading

easy to move individuals and departments.

international financial institution.

The optimum core-to-glass ratio maximizes natural light and views. Numerous breakout

Located in the Cheongna District of the

and informal meeting spaces encourage

Incheon Free Economic Zone, the campus

collaboration, while a series of atria provide

integrates the company’s core strategic

alternative meeting and work environments.

infrastructure, including a data center, financial R&D center, education and training

The rolling hills of the adjacent golf course

center, IT center, integrated call center and

intersect with the campus, extending the

business support facilities.

landscape and forming open vistas. A large promenade crosses the site diagonally to

The design concept creates a unified campus

create a visual and physical link from the

with a strong visual presence reflecting Hana’s

headquarters tower to the surrounding

values of openness, excellence, respect and

recreation facilities. Informal pedestrian

integrity. Buildings are arranged to support a

paths woven into the landscape connect

linear sequence of activities, with numerous

building functions.

outdoor spaces connecting the buildings to each other and to the landscape.

◄ aerial view

2015 design annual

2.2 million sq. ft. / 205,000 sq. m.


1

1

2

3 4

5

6


◄ level 4 floor plan

◄ site plan 6 service zone

1

eco atrium

2

headquarters zone

2

community gathering

3

amenity zone

3

lounge

4

community garden

4

single + double rooms

5

training zone

5

4-person suites

6

sports zone

6

vip lounge

0

1

10

6

20

5 1

2

1

3

5

3

40

3

4

3

4

60m

◄ level 1 floor plan

8 7

1

eco atrium

3

office

4

single + double rooms

5

4-person suites

6

lounge

7

dining room

8

vip lounge

2

3

4

◄ east-west section 1 2

2 3

4

6

3 6

5

2 7

1

pv panels

2

green roof

3

eco atrium

4

group study

5

activity zone

6

lounge

7

bedrooms

103

HANA DREAM TOWN

2 5

lobby

2

6

4

5

1


â–˛ site entrance courtyard

â–˛ corporate courtyard from swimming pool


105

HANA DREAM TOWN

▲ main boulevard


â–ź view of training courtyard

107

HANA DREAM TOWN


Hospital Design Competition in Shanghai, China, for a Confidential Client 109

Shanghai, China

Competition: 2014

The design of this private hospital, which will

In the central public atrium, warm limestone

Efficient water systems significantly

serve the healthcare needs of Shanghai’s

flooring, glass panels and wood screens help

reduce the building’s overall water demand.

rapidly growing affl uent population,

create a peaceful, healing environment. All

Rainwater harvesting and on-site graywater

accommodates complex healthcare delivery

patient rooms and most staff spaces provide

and blackwater treatment generate water for

models and emerging technologies.

access to outside views, operable windows

use in cooling towers, power generation,

and landscaped terraces.

laundry and irrigation. An on-site water treatment facility will enable the hospital to

Inspired by the beauty and performance of nature, the design combines the efficiencies

Guided by regenerative principles, the

return at least as much water back to the

and rigor of biology with the soothing,

design achieves net positive energy and

municipal water system as it uses for its

restorative qualities of natural forms.

water targets through sustainable and

potable water demand.

biophilic strategies that also promote A solar analysis informed the site plan and

health and wellness.

shape of the buildings to optimize access to daylight and wind. The gentle curves of the

Advanced lighting, daylighting, heating,

massing reduce sharp corners and allow for

cooling and ventilation strategies will

the easy flow of space, air and light.

reduce energy use by at least 50 percent compared to similar facilities. The hospital’s

Textured natural materials and smooth

remaining energy needs will be provided

finished surfaces form the exterior materials

by a combination of building-integrated

palette. The patient towers and central core

photovoltaic systems and on-site

are clad in glass and light-colored metal

cogeneration via biomass or biogas.

panels, while the building podium is enveloped by a hillside.

◄ view from entry

2015 design annual

893,000 sq. ft. / 83,000 sq. m.


â–˛ site analysis


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HOSPITAL DESIGN COMPETITION IN SHANGHAI, CHINA

▲ aerial perspective


â–ş site plan 1

orchard courtyard

2

garden courtyard

3

forest courtyard

4

sky garden

5

view garden

5

2

4 3

1


▼ typical system

domestic water 0

city water

20 50

2

100

150

irrigation 45

5

100

water feature

2 1 rain

1

sewer

50 waste

5

3

5

150m

4

150

100

3 export: 0

113

1

2

1 city water

domestic water

90

90

2 water feature rain

5

irrigation

50

30 treated graywater 90

105 cooling towers + washing center

◄ ground level plan 1

patient rooms

2

family area

3

waiting area

4

staff space

5

shared support space

HOSPITAL DESIGN COMPETITION IN SHANGHAI, CHINA

▼ net positive system


▲ central atrium

▲ patient room

▲ central atrium


115

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▼ entry

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Huafa New Town, Phase 6 119

Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China

Situated along the Gongbei Customs Building

At the northwest edge of the development,

by a steel structure. Deriving its fl uid form

34 acres / 14 hectares

at the juncture of the future Zhuhai-Hong

two 30-story apartment towers feature

from tree trunks and leaves, the canopy’s

Kong-Macau transportation interchange, this

prime orientations for spectacular garden

web provides a sculptural focal point while

retail and luxury residential development is a

views. Connections to the retail mall and other

shielding shoppers from the elements.

vital part of the Huafa New Town International

amenities provide residents with a distinctly

Annual EUI: 60 kBTU / sf / yr

Lifestyle Community. The prestigious location

urban and sophisticated experience.

8% below ASHRAE 2007

gives the development a distinct public image.

Completion: 2014

advantage of the region’s prevailing winds and The entire commercial complex is part of a

to maximize natural ventilation. A subtle lift

A 645,000-sq.-ft. shopping mall, including a

looped sequence of retail spaces that share

at the mall’s southern edge helps capture the

theater, supermarket and department store,

fl uid massing silhouettes, ambiguous indoor-

summer breeze.

anchors the development’s west end, while

outdoor transitions and seamless circulation.

the east end features a 270,000-sq.-ft. spa

Zhuhai Huafa Architectural Design Consulting

center. A 160,000-sq.-ft. promenade spans

Fully integrated with the internal retail street,

the area between, weaving together the

the outdoor greenery and waterfront provide

anchor stores, greenery and waterfront.

visitors with scenic views and shelter from the elements. Linked by pedestrian bridges

The facade’s different elevations feature

on the second story, the individual structures

an integrated composition of elements

provide a variety of indoor and outdoor

ranging from storefronts and feature walls to

shopping experiences.

advertising boards and multimedia screens.

◄ retail street

The design orients the development to take

With a palette of glass fiber-reinforced

A 1,115-foot-long street canopy

concrete, glazing and metallic detailing, the

hovering 65 feet above the ground is

vibrant retail street maintains an intimate,

clad with a lightweight ETFE (ethylene

human scale.

tetrafl uoroethylene) membrane supported

Co. served as the local partner for the project.

2015 design annual

3 million sq. ft. / 280,000 sq. m.


â–˛ aerial view from south


0 20

â–ş roof plan

50 100 150m

â–ź site plan 1

shopping mall atrium

2

retail street

3

service apartment drop-off

4

spa hotel lobby

5

kindergarten

6

arrival plaza

7

sunken plaza

8

bus terminal

121

5

1 8 2 6 7

4

HUAFA NEW TOWN, PHASE 6

3


▲ retail street south entrance

▲ south elevation

▲ retail mall west entrance


123

HUAFA NEW TOWN, PHASE 6

â–˛ retail mall southeast entrance


â–ź retail mall southwest entrance

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330 Hudson 127

New York, New York, USA

Completion: 2014

The restoration and expansion of 330

entry canopy recalls the neighborhood’s

precast window panels bring natural light

Hudson Street transforms the 1910

historic context.

deep into the tower’s large floor plates. The

warehouse building into a dynamic office and

courtyard opens onto Old Jan’s Alley, the

retail destination with eight new floors of

The insertion of a transitional brick envelope

historic site of John Seales’ 1638 farm,

contemporary Class A headquarters

merges the base building with the modern

one of the original plantations of the New

office space.

glass-and-aluminum curtain wall of the

Amsterdam colony.

tower's eight-floor addition. Inside, 14-foot Located in the Hudson Square area of

ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows

Custom lighting punctuates an adjacent

Manhattan, the 16-story building borders the

offer panoramic views of the river and city in

through-block passage wall to form a neutral

western edge of SoHo and is infl uenced by

every direction.

backdrop. Buff pavers line the walkway, and

the neighborhood’s turn-of-the-century industrial warehouses.

decorative gates at each end of the passage The team designed the new limestone lobby

integrate details reminiscent of the original

as a modern passageway and gallery space.

building’s storefront grilles.

A complete restoration of the original

LED media panels installed throughout the

eight-story building includes the two-story

lobby stream high-impact digital imagery and

The building design has achieved LEED Gold

limestone colonnade, brick facade with

graphics, providing a constantly changing

Core & Shell pre-certification.

punched openings, one-story limestone

arrival experience for tenants and visitors.

cornice and portions of the original Beaux-Arts

◄ west facade

storefronts. All decorative column capitals are

The U-shaped building wraps around a square

restored or replicated. The heritage bronze

courtyard developed as a private outdoor

metalwork featured on storefronts and the

amenity space for tenants. Courtyard-facing

2015 design annual

466,000 sq. ft. / 43,290 sq. m.


â–ş levels 9-10 typical floor plan 1 1

conference room

2

office

3

supplies

4

kitchen

5

receiving area

6

it support

1

2

2

6

3

5

4

1 1

1

â–ş levels 2-8 typical floor plan 1

reception

2

office

3

storage area

4

kitchen

5

receiving area

6

it support

7

pantry

2

2

7

6

3 2

1

5

4


0 5 10 20 40

▲ historic view from northwest

80ft

129

330 HUDSON

▲ view from west

▲ view from northeast

▲ renovated podium


▼ lobby

131

330 HUDSON


Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru Terminal 1 Expansion 133

Bengaluru, India

Completion: 2013

The expansion of Terminal 1 repositions South

monolithic plinth with elegant steel branches

Bengaluru’s reputation as India’s “Garden

India’s busiest airport as an important hub for

that pass through a suspended ceiling to meet

City.” New passenger amenities include

international travelers and cargo.

the structure above.

enhanced seating areas at gate lounges and a

With a design that creates a pleasant and

Along with the building’s large overhang,

efficient curbside-to-aircraft passenger

the use of low-e glazing reduces unwanted

Expanded, centralized departure areas

experience, the open, welcoming environment

heat gain to create an energy-efficient, high-

include the addition of 30 check-in counters,

is easy to navigate and accommodates

performance structure.

six emigration counters and 11 security

variety of new retail and dining opportunities.

the increasing number of passengers using the airport.

counters serving domestic and Skylights enable natural light to penetrate

international passengers.

from above, linking the atmosphere and The structure creates a grand, dramatic

spacious feeling of the original building with

The expansion adds international gates

presence that seamlessly blends with the

the expansion. At the east and west ends of

designed specifically for newer wide-bodied

existing terminal. An elegantly curved roof

the terminal, 65-foot-high glass walls flood

aircraft such as the Airbus A380, as well as a

serves as the unifying element for the new and

the space with natural light while creating

more efficient baggage delivery system with

existing facilities, creating a strong physical

commanding views of the outside.

dedicated island carousels.

presence and visual identity for the airport.

◄ vehicular approach to terminal 1

The roof's undulating shape forms a canopy

Silver metallic and bright white finishes recall

that protects passengers and visitors from

the high-tech nature of the city. Interior

the elements. Its structural system includes a

landscape features and plantings reinforce

2015 design annual

1.44 million sq. ft. / 134,000 sq. m.


â–˛ aerial from southwest

â–˛ arrivals, duty-free shops + upper-level interior garden


135

KEMPEGOWDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, BENGALURU TERMINAL 1 EXPANSION


▼ view from south

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Living Building Challenge Collaborative Competition 139

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Competition: 2014

The winning design in a competition sponsored

The landscape acts as a welcoming transition

Health and safety are emphasized through

by the Living Building Challenge Collaborative:

into the space and creates a flowing

the selection of sustainable building materials

Chicago proposes an innovative sustainable

connection between the original school,

without VOCs or Red List ingredients. The

classroom building as an annex to the

existing annex and new building.

team analyzed the life cycle of each product,

Annual EUI - Site: 16.7 kBTU / sf / yr

overcrowded Eli Whitney Elementary School

Annual EUI - Source: 32.8 kBTU / sf / yr

on the Southwest Side of Chicago.

choosing locally sourced materials with By elevating the new structure, the team preserves the existing site for students’

The cross-disciplinary design solution elevates

outdoor play and community activities.

the building and connects it to the school with a surface that people can interact with and

With a combination of innovative design

observe throughout the site.

and systems strategies to reach net zero energy, the building features sunshading

An active, “living” exterior skin on the east

devices, natural ventilation, radiant heating,

and west facades acts as a shading device

insulation additions, displacement ventilation,

by changing shape based on the outside

a rooftop photovoltaic array and a geothermal

temperature. The aluminum and oxidized

exchange system.

copper panels close when the exterior temperature rises, shading the facade. As the

To achieve a net zero balance of water

outside temperature cools, the panels open

consumption, the design uses low-flow

to increase the amount of light that can enter

plumbing fixtures and a custom rainwater

the building.

harvesting and collection system that stores rainwater in cisterns while excess water drains into an overflow pond.

◄ building entrance + playground

rapidly renewable and recycled content.

2015 design annual

25,000 sq. ft. / 2,300 sq. m.


▲ facade opening

▲ west elevation

▲ facade assembly


▲ facade conditions

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â–˛ building construction

â–ş building sections 1

entrance

2

auditorium

3

library

1


0 10 20 50 100ft

143

3

2

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE COLLABORATIVE COMPETITION

▲ roof plan showing the new addition's relationship to eli whitney school


▼ open work-play area

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The Lodge at Walnut Creek 147

Walnut Creek, California, USA

Design completion: 2015

The Lodge at Walnut Creek is an eight-story

the crisscrossing furrows and ridges found in

meeting rooms, pre-function space, a lounge

modernist hotel and conference center

the bark of the walnut trees. These patterns

and a garden terrace. These open, connected

located 30 miles east of San Francisco

rely on different window and wall panel types

spaces erase the boundaries between the

and adjacent to the Iron Horse Regional

that are combined horizontally and vertically

interior and exterior environments.

Trail, a popular destination for pedestrians,

to provide a visually dynamic facade that is

horseback riders and bicyclists.

open to the north, tighter along the east and west sides, and shaded along the south.

Overlooking Mount Diablo, the lodge features 180 guestrooms, a premier restaurant

The local beauty of the landscape inspired

and bar, a rooftop ballroom, a lounge and a

the warm palette of natural materials.

terrace. The scenic location, mild climate and

Guests arrive at the lodge beneath a broad,

proximity to upscale shopping, restaurants

cantilevered porte-cochère, then step into a

and tourist attractions create an ideal location

welcoming space that features a canopy of

for a relaxing hospitality experience.

wood extending from the ceiling. The wood surrounds an enormous hearth that anchors

Walnut groves and oaks of the surrounding

the lobby and bar. Glazed doors slide to

forests inspired the design. Organic building

seamlessly link the interior spaces with the

forms curve gently to reduce solar stress on

adjacent terrace and entry courtyard.

all vertical surfaces. A replicating pattern

â—„ east view

of slender vertical windows and copper wall

With panoramic views of the surrounding

panels provides an abstract representation of

hills, the rooftop level houses a ballroom,

2015 design annual

164,000 sq. ft. / 15,235 sq. m.


â—„ level 3 floor plan 2

2 1

2

5 2 3

1

elevator lobby

2

guestrooms

3

pool

4

spa

5

restrooms

5

4

â–ź ground level plan

2

6

5

6

5

1

3 4

5

5

5

1

lobby

2

restaurant + bar

3

kitchen

4

cafeteria

5

offices

6

storage + receiving


0

10

20

50

100ft

▲ south elevation

149

THE LODGE AT WALNUT CREEK

▲ east elevation


â–˛ main entrance


151 ▲ view from northwest THE LODGE AT WALNUT CREEK

▲ view from northeast


▼ sky room looking toward diablo valley

153

THE LODGE AT WALNUT CREEK


535 Mission Street 155

San Francisco, California, USA

Completion: 2014

The slender urban form of the 535 Mission

The project provides 3,700 square feet of

Street tower is helping to transform the South

ground-floor retail space to serve building

of Market (SoMa) district of San Francisco.

occupants, visitors and city residents. The double-height lobby includes publicly

Tapered facade corners and a sculptural

accessible open space that flows into the

cornice line define the 27-story building’s

covered outdoor plaza and features flexible

silhouette. A double-height ground floor lobby,

seating, extensive landscaping and an

pedestrian plazas and improvements along

espresso bar.

Shaw Alley shape the street-level experience. New trees and a continuous band of As one of the first LEED Core & Shell Gold

plantings along Shaw Alley soften the

pre-certified office towers in San Francisco,

streetscape and enhance the pedestrian

the building’s advanced mechanical systems,

environment linking the building to the

high-performance skin and water-use

adjacent Transbay Terminal.

efficiencies promote sustainability, occupant comfort and productivity. The facade features

Concrete paving in the alley adds

high-performance glass that integrates with

pedestrian scale and texture, establishing

indoor controls to enhance its energy and light

visual continuity.

transmission performance.

◄ view from mission street

2015 design annual

354,000 sq. ft. / 32,900 sq. m.


â–ş ground level plan 1

mission street entry plaza

2

public plaza

3

lobby

4

retail + restaurant

5

elevator to high-rise

6

elevator to low-rise

7

service dock

8

ramp to basement parking

1 4

5

3

6

2

7

8


0 5 10 20 40ft

157

535 MISSION STREET

▲ southeast elevation

▲ section


▲ main entrance

▲ view from east

▲ main entrance from shaw alley


159

535 MISSION STREET

▲ lobby


▼ view from east

161

535 MISSION STREET


National Center for Civil and Human Rights 163

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Moving through the building, visitors

HOK and the Freelon Group collaborated on

Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human

experience rich content through interactive

the design of the building, which is in the heart

Rights, which educates visitors about the rich

exhibits and immersive activities. Though

of downtown Atlanta. Located a few blocks

history of the civil rights movement across the

many of the issues explored are somber and

west of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National

Annual EUI: 87 kBTU / sf / yr

US while helping them connect lessons of the

difficult to discuss, the team designed the

Historic Site, the museum is expected to draw

8.8% below national average

past to present-day issues.

center to inspire conversation and action.

400,000 visitors annually.

Completion: 2014

Daylight floods the public spaces, including Curved facades represent interlocking arms

an overlook at the top of the central stair that

that cradle the central space, symbolizing

serves as a spot for reflection.

unity and harmony. Inside, the three levels include exhibits and galleries, an event space,

Designed for LEED Gold certification, the

a broadcast studio and a retail store. The

building incorporates a high-performance

central open space was inspired by public

exterior wall assembly, state-of-the-art

areas in cities around the world in which

environmental control systems, a vegetated

protests for civil and human rights have

roof and other energy-saving features.

taken place.

◄ main entrance

2015 design annual

The concept of unity drove the design of

42,000 sq. ft. / 3,900 sq. m.


6 7 6 6

4

5

2 3 1

â–˛ ground level plan 1

main entrance

2

lobby

3

ticketing

4

gift shop

5

office

6

exhibit rooms

7

projector room

5


0

5

10

20 40ft

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS

▲ entrance lobby

▲ main stair ▲ sunshading

165


▼ lower level entrance

167

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS


NEF Ataköy 22 Mixed-Use Development 169

Istanbul, Turkey

Completion: 2017

This transit-oriented, mixed-use development

that accentuates the organic flow of the

Building information modeling tools helped

in the Ataköy neighborhood of Istanbul

development and provides sunshading and

the design team maximize efficiencies.

features a community designed around six

visual harmony. Contrasting this curvilinear

During the design phase, high market demand

high-rise towers.

form, the podium-level garden apartments

for residential units required one of the six

are housed in a faceted, zigzag massing that

towers originally designed for commercial

unifies individual tower blocks.

office use to be redesigned as a residential

Developed by NEF Real Estate, the six-block site includes five 18-story residential

tower in a compressed timeframe. The team

towers housing 1,500 apartment and micro-

The towers are designed around a central

also streamlined the constructability of the

apartment units, and a separate 18-story

square, allowing natural ventilation and light

curvilinear concrete spandrel panels on

office tower. A shared podium connects

to the lower levels of the podium. Composed

four of the residential towers by devising a

the high-rises with a street-level retail mall

of unique gardens and pavilions, this multi-

modular system that used a limited number

that promotes pedestrian activity. Public

level linear courtyard promotes activity

of molds to create the complex forms seen

transportation stations are located at each

throughout the development. Bridges and

throughout the development.

end of the development.

walkways facilitate circulation and a sense of community.

Because the site sits higher in the north than the south, the design provides a multi-level

Private residential terraces, plazas and

entry that creates a retail-office bridge

roofscapes add garden spaces that provide

between the two main roads.

visual continuity. Diverse residential amenities emphasize the social aspect

◄ pedestrian retail street

Limestone, glass-fiber-reinforced concrete

of high-density living with a focus on

panels and ribbon windows on the residential

entertainment and health — from private

towers create a modular, undulating facade

cinemas to basketball courts.

2015 design annual

2.15 million sq. ft. / 200,000 sq. m.


â–˛ north-south section

3 1 1

1

3 3 3

1 1

2

4 â–˛ level 4 plan 1

residential tower

2

office tower

3

roof garden

4

terrace


0

5

10

20

50m

171

NEF ATAKÖY 22 MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

▲ aerial perspective


▼ pedestrian retail street

▲ facade diagram

173

NEF ATAKÖY 22 MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

▲ facade mock-up


Net Zero Competition 175

Global

HOK’s internal Net Zero Energy Design

heating and cooling. As a semi-porous surface,

spaces accommodate urban farms that grow

Competition challenged teams to create a

the veil directs water runoff to filtration

food. Photovoltaic panels on the facade

conceptual net zero energy design for a site in

terraces for reuse.

capture solar energy, while a wind turbine

their local community.

generates wind energy. For the Feedback Hydronics proposal, a fully

Specific urban infill sites were pre-selected in

integrated hydronic heating and cooling system

The D-Breath medical office building in

each office location. Entrants chose from four

powers a culinary school and restaurant in

Beijing features a passive ventilation system

potential programs — medical office building,

St. Louis. The system allows for feedback and

that purifies and filters the air, helping

residential, commercial office building or

self-correction while it adjusts operations

to mitigate air pollution in the region. An

academic building — with the ability to add

in response to desired and actual outputs.

intelligent, charcoal-brick framework and

retail and mixed-use components.

Embedding a fully integrated solar thermal

infill system incorporate smart modules.

skin within the hydronic closed-loop system

The system harvests solar heat for energy

Teams were required to use HOK’s Sustainable

minimizes loss and maximizes gain. This

exchange. Natural ventilation strategies are

Analysis Tool to obtain climate data, set

quilt-like skin surface has four pod types for

integrated into the structure and envelope.

energy use intensity (EUI) targets and estimate

solar thermal collection, rainwater harvesting,

Customizing the infill system to the specific

the size of on-site renewable energy systems.

photovoltaics and glazing. Secondary systems

geographic location maximizes the building’s

include a subterranean labyrinth, an anaerobic

performance and gives the design flexibility to

digester and an electronic chiller.

adapt to different locations across the world.

The design for the SoLAr mixed-use residential, commercial and retail project

◄ solar view from southeast

in Los Angeles integrates water, power and

The Urban Farm proposal, a mixed-use

ventilation systems. Inspired by commercial

commercial building and culinary school in

installations in the Mojave Desert, the team

Shanghai, generates energy through highly

designed a free-form veil with jewel-like

efficient systems that take advantage of the

concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) collectors.

urban location. The building is divided into two

Heat generated by the CPV system can be

volumes to separate energy generation from

used for solar water heating and geothermal

energy collection systems. Double-height

2015 design annual

Competition: 2014


solar: los angeles, california, usa

▲ south elevation

▲ facade detail

▲ site plan


177

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▲ section perspective


feedback hydronics: st. louis, missouri, usa

11 12 15

16

13 17 18

14

19

20

▲ process sketch

▲ roof detail

1

3 4

2


â–ź systems section + roof detail 1

solar thermal + pv skin

11 solar collector

2

chiller

12 insulation

3

labyrinth

13 waffle slab structure

4

anaerobic digester

14 rainwater harvest

5

vegetable garden

15 radiant cooling

6

outdoor dining

16 cold pex tubing

7

restaurant

17 hot pex tubing

8

student lounge

18 vacuum jacket

9

kitchen

19 insulated column

10 atrium

20 radiant heating

1

5

9

9

9

9

9 6

7

9

8

3 4

179

NET ZERO COMPETITION

5

10


urban farm: shanghai, china

4 1

2

â–˛ context: shanghai

â–ş energy section 1

wind energy utilization

2

solar power utilization

3

open space + farm

4

prevailing winds

3

3 3

3

4

3 3

4 3

3

4

â–˛ rendering


d-breath: beijing, china

▲ site plan

▲ level 1

▲ level 2

▲ level 3

▲ level 4

181

NET ZERO COMPETITION

charcoal block

▲ material elevations

vegetation 1

charcoal brick

uv electric membrane

vegetation 2

perforated brick


▼ d-breath interior view

183

NET ZERO COMPETITION


New Atlanta Stadium 185

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The stadium interior offers fans an immersive,

platforms throughout the stadium offer

creates an exceptional game-day experience

technology-driven game-day experience.

flexible opportunities for teams and sponsors

Seats: 71,000 for NFL games /

for fans and an iconic architectural landmark

A wide variety of seating options provide

to display targeted programmable content on

32,456 for MLS games

for the city.

fans with different ticket prices, vantage

game days.

points, degrees of service and amenities. A Completion: 2017

Designed as a signature element rather than

360-degree HD halo video board built into the

In addition to serving as an anchor for

a utilitarian cover, the New Atlanta Stadium’s

roof offers clear views from every seat. Other

the downtown tourist and entertainment

retractable roof provides a radical departure

amenities include a technology lounge, a 100-

district, the stadium will catalyze changes in

from the kinetic roofs of other sports facilities.

yard bar and floor-to-ceiling windows offering

neighborhoods surrounding the development.

Derived from the shape of a falcon’s wing,

views of downtown Atlanta.

The project team’s focus on sustainable

a reference to the Atlanta Falcons National

◄ stadium interior

design, construction and operations extends

Football League team, the roof features eight

Designed for flexibility, the stadium can be

into the community through the creation of

triangular panels that wrap the stadium and

quickly reconfigured to accommodate games

urban farms and open recreation spaces.

move in unison along individual tracks. This

for Atlanta’s new Major League Soccer

allows the roof to open and close like a camera

franchise. Retractable seats surrounding

HOK is collaborating on the design with

aperture. Exterior lighting can easily change

the field allow fans to get close to the action

tvsdesign, Goode Van Slyke Architecture and

the color of the transparent facade.

for both football and soccer. Digital media

Stanley Beaman & Sears.

2015 design annual

The design of the New Atlanta Stadium

2 million sq. ft. / 185,800 sq. m.


â–˛ concept sketches


▲ transparent facade

187

NEW ATLANTA STADIUM

▲ window to the city


â–˛ site plan


0 50 100 200

▲ concept sketches

400ft

189

NEW ATLANTA STADIUM

▲ entry plaza at falcons landing


▼ aerial view with roof open

191

NEW ATLANTA STADIUM


The New York Palace Hotel Suites and Lounges 193

New York, New York, USA

Two luxurious suites and two premier lounges

Created with jewelry designer Martin Katz,

Accessible from 51st Street and the

Jewel Suite: 4,000 sq. ft. / 370 sq. m.

help the historic New York Palace distinguish

the Jewel Suite merges romance, abstract

hotel, the cocktail lounge offers a posh yet

Tavern on 51: 1,390 sq. ft. / 130 sq. m.

itself from other five-star properties.

elements of nature and Art Deco-inspired

relaxed atmosphere. Historic elements are

details in one luxurious setting. Guests

embellished with modern touches, perfect

The multi-level Champagne Suite combines

experience a grand staircase, lavish Port

for visitors seeking a spirited yet intimate

modern and classic elements to create

Laurent stone floors, diamond-like wall

atmosphere. A magnificent stained glass

a glamorous penthouse space. Guests

coverings, a 20-foot diamond waterfall

window is accented by carefully selected

encounter a striking series of floor-to-ceiling

chandelier and floating crystal jewel boxes

modern oil paintings and sconces.

windows that flood the grand parlor with

encasing jewelry creations designed by Katz.

natural light while offering breathtaking

The sprawling grand parlor is flooded with

The exclusive Rarities lounge features

views of Manhattan.

light from the suite’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

premium select liquors in a members-only

Polished marble and rustic stone pay tribute

These themes continue on the second floor,

space, the two-room venue includes a

to champagne cellars. A custom-designed

where luxuriant sleeping spaces provide an

connecting hall and landmark stairwell

chandelier of multicolored handblown glass

intimate retreat and a presentation room

featuring 30-to-40-foot vaulted ceilings,

provides a focal point. A double-story wall

accommodates guests who want to try on

detailed millwork, cove windows and

is adorned with a black-and-white mural

jewelry. The romantic environment soars to

fireplaces.

depicting a hillside medieval abbey and the

new heights on the suite’s third floor, which

town where champagne originated.

features an antique Louis XIV-style Carrara

Discreet antique embellishments and re-

marble mantel and a wood-burning fireplace.

upholstered walls blend with the fireplace and

Rarities: 1,440 sq. ft. / 135 sq. m. Completion: 2013

setting. Transformed from a former meeting

Infl uenced by the Chardonnay grape, the

◄ jewel suite living room

other historic elements. Using rich damasks

master bedroom's décor features a palette

The inspiration behind Tavern on 51 is

and a burgundy and aubergine palette,

of ecru, cream and amber tones. The guest

derived from the Villard Mansion, the classic

luxurious old-world style is enriched with new

bedroom suite draws inspiration from the

19th-century residence of railroad mogul

carpet, case goods and a mix of furniture and

more intense notes of a Pinot Noir, featuring

Henry Villard housed within the hotel. The

soft goods. To maintain an authentic feel,

rose-tinted silvers with warm copper and deep

design features a combination of colors and

the team sourced digital reproductions and

red accents.

fabrics that evoke elegance rooted in turn-of-

frames to complement original oil portraits

the-century charm and authenticity.

and prints.

2015 design annual

Champagne Suite: 4,620 sq. ft. / 430 sq. m.


champagne suite level 2 ►

4

1 master bedroom

5

2 master bathroom 3 library

2

3

4 bathroom 5 second bedroom

1 4

▲ bedroom textures

▲ champagne suite living room

▲ champagne suite library


jewel suite level 2 ► 0

1 master bedroom

2

2 master bathroom 5

3 boudoir

1

4 bathroom

10

5 second bedroom

20

5 3 4

40ft

▲ bedroom textures

195

THE NEW YORK PALACE HOTEL SUITES AND LOUNGES

▲ jewel suite office

▲ jewel suite rooftop


2

▲ rarities display 1

1

3

▲ rarities plan 1

display

2

empire room

3

red room

▲ tavern 51 bar


▼ rarities staircase vitrine

197

THE NEW YORK PALACE HOTEL SUITES AND LOUNGES


NOAA Inouye Regional Center 199

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA

Completion: 2014

Located on a national historic landmark site

administrative offices, conference and

view to the water and the mountain range in

on Oahu’s Ford Island, the National Oceanic

meeting areas, a dining hall and informal

the distance. The two-story fully glazed space

and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

collaboration spaces.

Inouye Regional Center features the adaptive 32.7% below ASHRAE 2007

maximizes transparency and creates a fl uid visual experience. A 200-seat auditorium

reuse of two World War II-era airplane hangars

The interior environment is based on the

provides tiered seating for NOAA programs,

linked by a new steel and glass building. The

principles of campus design. Creating a

while multiple conference rooms and flexible

original aircraft hangars, designed in 1939

central gathering place, the plan supports

classrooms support collaborative activities.

by Albert Kahn, inspired beautifully simple

program-intensive workplaces with internal

solutions for how the new center uses air,

quadrangles of open space with primary and

The biological infl uences of the region

water and light.

secondary circulation routes.

guided the design of the anticipated LEED

The complex accommodates 800 people in a

Connecting the front door of the campus

virtually eliminates the need for artificial

high-performance research and offi ce campus

with the waterfront, the three-story atrium

light during the day. Hawaii’s first hydronic

that integrates NOAA’s mission of "science,

knits together a sequence of materials and

passive cooling unit (PCU) system uses chilled

service and stewardship" with the region's

volumetric plane changes to give people a

water from a nearby building and natural

cultural traditions and the island’s ecology. It

sense of progression as they move through

ventilation to condition the space through

houses a diverse range of critical programs,

the building. A series of interactive exhibits

an underground air distribution system. A

functions and federal departments, including

highlight the history of the island and region,

graywater capturing system is used to irrigate

the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

as well as NOAA’s diverse mission.

the native landscaping.

Facilities include wet and dry research

Located at the northern end of the atrium, the

laboratories, a marine center, a library,

dining hall provides users with a panoramic

Gold project. A skylight diffuser system

◄ atrium

2015 design annual

350,000 sq. ft. / 32,515 sq. m.


11

11

12 13

1 2

10

3

2 4

9

8 6

5

6 â–ş site plan 1

historic warehouse

2

original hangars

3

new addition

4

secure parking

5

entry plaza

6

biofilter

7

raised grade

8

service yard

9

tank yard

10 dive shop, gear cleaning + storage 11 pier 12 park 13 interpretive trail

6

7

7


0 20 50 100 150ft

▲ interior before renovation

▲ internal courtyard

201

9

7 3

9 8

► level 1 plan 1

entry + reception

2

central gallery + atrium

3

noaa exhibits + displays

4

auditorium

5

exhibit hall

6

library

7

research laboratory + support

8

collaborative internal courtyards

9

administrative spaces + offices

8

2

6

4

6

8

3 8

9

9

7 1

NOAA INOUYE REGIONAL CENTER

5


â–˛ daylighting studies

â–ş passive ventilation section 1

wind pressure

2

gravity

3

buoyancy

4

heat-gain buoyancy

5

stack + venturi effects

1

5

2

3

4


203

NOAA INOUYE REGIONAL CENTER

▲ internal courtyard concept

▲ internal courtyard realization


â–˛ exhibit hall


205 ▲ south entry NOAA INOUYE REGIONAL CENTER

▲ north entry


â–˛ dining hall


207

NOAA INOUYE REGIONAL CENTER

▲ dining hall sunshading


▼ north entry

209

NOAA INOUYE REGIONAL CENTER


Office Building Design Competition 211

Houston, Texas, USA

Competition: 2014

The design for this office building, centrally

devices. The facade provides solar protection

located within Houston’s prominent Uptown

and privacy while allowing for large expanses

District, complements the dynamic urban

of floor-to-ceiling glass.

neighborhood. Nearly 90,000 square feet of amenity space Home to more than 180,000 residents and

includes a grand lobby designed to reflect

28 million square feet of office space within a

the aesthetics of a world-renowned hotel.

three-mile radius, Houston’s Uptown District is

Ground-floor retail space, a conference center

known for its “live, work, shop” lifestyle.

and a fitness facility support the developer’s goal of attracting and retaining tenants by

Situated directly adjacent to Houston’s light

promoting work-life balance.

rail line, the three-acre parcel provides access to The Galleria, Memorial Park, Hermann

A 12-level (two floors below grade and 10

Park and the Houston Medical Center.

floors above grade) parking podium features a

Each proposed design scenario focuses on

rooftop terrace offering views of downtown.

maximizing visibility while helping to define the downtown Houston landscape.

The design preserves many existing large trees, integrating the tower into the

The 24-story tower has an innovative curtain

surrounding landscape and creating a

wall system featuring transparent, full-height

lush canopy for the enjoyment of tenants

vision glass, spandrel glass, a reflective

and pedestrians.

glazing system and exterior sun control

◄ view from southeast

2015 design annual

620,000 sq. ft. / 57,600 sq. m.


► ground floor plan 1

drop-off

2

retail access

3

main office lobby

4

urban room

5

retail

6

loading dock

7

central plant

8

garage access

9

service

8

8

5

2

7 8 4

6

10 light rail platform

3

9

1 5 10

▲ site plan

▲ south elevation

▲ east elevation


0

40

80

120

200ft

213

OFFICE BUILDING DESIGN COMPETITION

▲ interior atrium + lobby


▼ view from the east

215

OFFICE BUILDING DESIGN COMPETITION


The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

217

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Completion: 2014

As the country's third-largest cancer hospital,

A cancer emergency department — one of

Patients, visitors and staff can enjoy outdoor

Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and

only a few in the US — is integrated with

cafés and terrace gardens on the 14th floor,

Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James)

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical

where plantings include vegetables with

serves as an innovative model for 21st-

Center’s main emergency department and

cancer-preventive properties.

century hospitals devoted to cancer care.

includes 15 cancer treatment stations staffed

The 21-level, 306-bed freestanding cancer

by doctors and nurses specially trained in

To enhance safety, all private inpatient rooms

oncology and emergency medicine.

feature identical layouts. Sophisticated

hospital brings together clinical care, research

technology supports patient care and

and education in a highly subspecialized care

The center’s extensive cancer surgical

entertainment, while large windows offer

model called precision cancer medicine.

facilities house 14 operating rooms, including

expansive views. Hotel-like amenities

six interventional operating suites and two

accommodate families and visitors. Each floor

Each inpatient unit has its own cancer

suites connected to a 3-Tesla MRI, allowing

also integrates visitor lounges, consultation

focus, such as gastrointestinal, head and

patients to be imaged during surgery.

rooms, Wi-Fi capabilities and respite areas.

neck, breast, genitourinary or hematologic

Intraoperative radiation therapy and MRI

malignancies. The oncologists, nurses,

technologies offer surgeons more precise

pharmacists and genomic experts on each unit

diagnostics and treatment options.

treat only that type of cancer. Medical staff collaborate with researchers to examine every

Natural light is a key design feature

patient’s genes and tumor DNA to determine

throughout the hospital. An above-ground

the best treatment and accelerate research

radiation oncology center with seven

discoveries. Translational research labs on

treatment vaults is located on the hospital’s

each inpatient floor bring physicians and

second floor, providing access to natural light

researchers together to develop and deliver

and views overlooking a park.

targeted treatments.

◄ patient drop-off entrance

2015 design annual

1.1 million sq. ft. / 102,000 sq. m.


7

7

4

2

7

5 4

4

9

8 1

8

1

1 3 6

6 2

8 7

5

8

3

5

7

3

â–˛ ground floor plan 1

exam + consultation

4

conference room

7

vertical circulation

2

lounge + office

5

lab

8

mechanical room

3

public + family waiting area

6

pharmacy

9

storage

7

7

2

2

2 7

2

2

1

1 8

1

2

1

3

8

8

7 1

8

9

7 1

6

9

6 1

5 â–˛ level 5 floor plan 1

patient rooms

4

conference room

7

vertical circulation

2

lounge + office

5

lab

8

mechanical room

3

public + family waiting area

6

pharmacy

9

storage

4


0 10

20

50

100ft

219

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER

▲ grand staircase in main lobby


▲ spandrel glass

▲ facade overall view

▲ vision glass

3'-10"

3'-10"

5

3'-10"

3'-10"

1

4'-0"

3

2'-8" ▲ frosted glass

2

2'-8"

2'-8" ► facade organization 1

spandrel glass

2

vision glass

3

frosted glass

4

fritted glass

5

metal panel

4

2'-8"

▲ metal panel


221

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER

▲ patient room


▼ surgery waiting room

223

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER


OpenText Toronto Executive Offices 225

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Completion: 2014

The design of state-of-the-art executive

The design team implemented advanced

offices and a client briefing center for

display and technology systems to support

Canada’s largest software company reflects

client presentations. Custom curved

the firm’s innovative culture.

millwork units house the display screens in the boardroom and client briefing center.

Located on the top two floors of a downtown

An LED video wall in the reception area

Toronto office tower, OpenText’s new office

showcases OpenText's expertise, practice

space accommodates visiting executives,

areas and values.

clients and permanent staff. The 12th floor houses a reception area, executive visitor

Other contemporary design features include

meeting center and offices for resident

geometric light fixtures, modern office

senior executives.

furniture and vibrant carpets.

A central staircase connects to the 11th floor, which includes other private offices, collaborative work areas and benching workstations to support the 48-person staff. Distinctive circular domed ceilings with elegant skylights offer dramatic detailing and ample daylight. One dome is located over the executive boardroom at the north end of the floor and another is at the south end above the client briefing center and kitchenette.

◄ executive boardroom

2015 design annual

20,500 sq. ft. / 1,900 sq. m.


â–˛ interconnecting stair + reception waiting area


227 ▲ executive boardroom OPENTEXT TORONTO EXECUTIVE OFFICES

▲ executive office


▼ client briefing presentation center

229

OPENTEXT TORONTO EXECUTIVE OFFICES


Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios 231

Miami, Florida, USA

The Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios

Each of the 77 chamber-music studios

Future phases will create another teaching

41,000 sq. ft. / 3,800 sq. m.

complex is the first phase of a master plan

is a “floating box-within-a-box,” with

building and the Center for Experiential

to renovate and expand the Frost School of

independent walls, floors and ceilings to

Music, which will contain classrooms,

Music on the University of Miami's campus.

provide optimal acoustics for teaching,

mixing and control rooms, a jazz rehearsal

learning and performing music. The facility

room, and two performance spaces: the

The plan, which will add 86,000 square

also includes two oversized rehearsal halls,

“White Box” recital hall for pure acoustic

feet of new space to the heart of the

a reception and information center, and a

performance and practice and the “Black

campus, includes the construction of four

furnished breezeway.

Box” recital hall for mixed media, electronic

Renovation: 20,000 sq. ft. / 1,860 sq. m. Completion: 2015 Annual EUI north wing: 83 kBTU / sf / yr

new buildings and the renovation of four

36% energy reduction from average

existing mid-century modern structures. It

Designed for LEED Platinum certification,

also creates a new courtyard and preserves

the complex integrates energy-efficient

All new buildings are being designed with

green space within the central quadrangle.

windows, rooftop solar panels and

careful attention to the unique acoustic

water cisterns.

requirements. Existing buildings will be

Annual EUI south wing: 64 kBTU / sf / yr 38% energy reduction from average

music, performance and experimentation.

Framed in structural white precast concrete,

carefully renovated and modernized to

the Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios

The next phase of the master plan will

complex is designed to maximize natural

include a state-of-the-art, 200-seat recital

light and views while minimizing solar heat

hall with a glass-backed performance

gain and glare.

stage that overlooks Lake Osceola and its central fountain.

◄ new gateway entrance

respect their historic value.

2015 design annual

New construction:


▲ site plan

▲ stair detail

▲ phase 1 elevation

2

▲ ground level floor plan

1

1

school of music gateway

4

vertical circulation

2

typical music studios

5

percussion studio

3

existing foster building

4


0

5

10

20

50ft

▲ street view looking southwest

233

PATRICIA LOUISE FROST MUSIC STUDIOS

4 3

5


▼ school of music terrace + main entry

235

PATRICIA LOUISE FROST MUSIC STUDIOS

▲ percussion rehearsal room


Polsinelli Headquarters

237

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

The new headquarters for Polsinelli gives

like a sculptural wood ribbon that creates

for mock trials, while the attorney lounge

225,000 sq. ft. / 20,900 sq. m.

this fast-growing law firm a signature office

visual and physical connectivity. As the

provides flexible seating options.

building that embodies its culture and values.

primary architectural element in the space,

Plaza Vista mixed-use development: 250,000 sq. ft. / 23,225 sq. m.

As the anchor tenant of the Plaza Vista

the stairwell provides a graceful elegance that

The LEED certified building features an

balances the rectilinear forms of the building.

H-shaped footprint composed of two precast

mixed-use development, Polsinelli had clear Completion: 2013

and glass structures connected by a central

goals for the building’s interior environment

The plan's strategic adjacencies optimize

glass link. The massing of the structure

and architectural character. The team

operational efficiencies and give Polsinelli the

reduces the building’s visual scale, creates

worked closely with the law firm’s leaders and

flexibility to reconfigure the layout over its

outdoor spaces at the entries and maximizes

developer VanTrust Real Estate to design a

20-year lease. The team paid close attention

the number of offices along the windows.

building that achieved Polsinelli’s vision while

to the size and allocation of offices, libraries,

Vertical proportions and a distinct precast

creating a valuable asset for VanTrust.

attorney lounges and other ancillary areas.

texture pay homage to the surrounding

Designed to showcase views of Country Club

Polsinelli’s modern work environment features

Plaza, the interior environment for Polsinelli’s

collaborative seating areas throughout

450 employees is timeless and metropolitan.

the building and sit-stand workstations in

A seven-story, cantilevered stairwell winds

all administrative and associate offices.

through the center of the building and acts

Multipurpose training rooms provide space

Country Club Plaza architecture.

◄ central stair

2015 design annual

Offi ce building:


▲ level 9 terrace

▲ reception

▲ level 4 stair


239

POLSINELLI HEADQUARTERS

▲ attorney lounge


▼ level 7 conference + breakroom

241

POLSINELLI HEADQUARTERS


Porsche Cars North America Experience Center and Headquarters 243

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Completion: 2015

The design of Porsche’s new experience center

courtyard, includes six driving modules

The contemporary, naturally illuminated

and headquarters combines office, training

designed to demonstrate the capabilities

office space encourages collaboration

and driving functions into one sleek, high-

of different Porsche models. Classic and

and creativity among Porsche staff. A

performance facility that encapsulates the

modern Porsches are on display in a classic

13,000-sq.-ft. business center features

essence of the company’s brand.

car gallery.

state-of-the-art conference rooms and

Bringing together 450 Porsche employees

Visitors can see historic Porsches undergoing

from five divisions of the company, the facility

renovations with vintage German parts

Located on a former automobile production

serves as a new destination for partners,

at the restoration center. In the design

facility adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson

customers and car enthusiasts.

studio, customers can virtually create their

Atlanta International Airport, the building

dream cars with fully customizable options.

and test track are a prominent symbol

An estimated 30,000 guests are expected

Restaurant 356, named after the first

of the Porsche brand to passengers on

to visit the Porsche Experience Center (PEC)

production Porsche, offers diners a front row

arriving and departing flights. The facility

each year. By integrating a 1.6-mile driver

seat to the test track. The center also includes

is expected to catalyze development in the

track into the lower levels of the office building

a driving simulator lab.

burgeoning aerotropolis.

event spaces.

and weaving in subtle motor-sport-related

◄ view to north entry

cues, the design immerses visitors in the

Designed for LEED Silver certification, the

Porsche experience while demonstrating

building’s east-west exposures eliminate

the unique capabilities of its sports cars.

glare. The north-south curtain walls maximize

The track, which runs through the facility’s

natural light and minimize solar heat gain.

2015 design annual

260,000 sq. ft. / 24,160 sq. m.


â–˛ west elevation

â—„ track level 1

2

1

employee parking

2

heritage center

3

classic restoration

4

drive track

5

courtyard

6

technical training

7

pit lane

8

business center

9

outdoor terrace

10 headquarters zone 11 experience center 12 business center

7 5

6

1

3

4

13 employee cafeteria 14 356 restaurant 15 roof terrace


10

15 0 20 50

▲ level 5 plan 100ft

13

14

245 10 PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA

12

▲ level 4 plan

11

10

9

8

▲ level 3 plan

▲ vehicular access through building


â–˛ view of driving track + courtyard


247 ▲ car display + gift shop PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA

▲ view of the east elevation


▼ view of the track

249

PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA


Prebys Cardiovascular Institute 251

La Jolla, California, USA

Completion: 2015

The new Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

An enriched hardscape of colored concrete

The 167-bed institute includes 59 intensive-

on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital

pavers extends from the tower’s face to the

care beds, four operating rooms, two hybrid

is the region’s largest and most advanced

vehicular circulation, echoing the building’s

operating rooms, six cardiac catheterization

center dedicated to cardiovascular care.

concave shape. From this form, a succession

labs, diagnostic testing and digital imaging.

of lines is created with trees that extend out

All patient rooms feature a wall of floor-to-

from the building.

ceiling windows to provide patients, visitors

The seven-story tower unites people and technology in one facility to advance

and staff with abundant natural light and

innovative treatment options for patients with

Interior spaces support advanced medical

cardiovascular diseases.

treatment, patient care, research, clinical trials and graduate medical education within

The facility represents the first phase of a 25-

The contemporary design features an exterior

an environment that delivers patient-and-

year master plan that is transforming Scripps

composition of brick, glass and metal panels

family-centered care. The flexible layout

Memorial Hospital's La Jolla campus.

that respects the aesthetic of campus

supports the hospital's mission while

buildings. Stacked brick and punched windows

accommodating future plans for growth.

that line the north and west facades relate to the La Jolla campus and its architectural

Large, circular skylights and a well-defined

character. The curved glass curtain wall

ceiling plane help organize the space, while

on the southeast presents a message of

both the ceiling and floor patterns provide

transparency to the community. Glass curtain

intuitive wayfinding cues. Inspired by the

walls enclose the stairs on the south, east and

light, colors and textures of the natural

west facades, serving as beacons of light.

landscape and beauty of La Jolla, the interior materials and finishes establish an engaging yet peaceful setting that promotes healing.

◄ view from the southeast

expansive views.

2015 design annual

383,000 sq. ft. / 35,580 sq. m.


7

1

4

5

5

5

6

3

10

2

8

10 11

4 10

8

7

2 9 7

10

8 â–˛ level 5 floor plan 5 10 11

7

1

public elevator lobby

2

patient elevator lobby

3

waiting room

4

consult room

5

office

6

conference room

7

surgical patient room

8

nurses' station

9

nurses' breakroom

10 storage 11 it support space

â–˛ site plan


0 10 25 50

▲ patient room

75ft

▲ nurses' station

253

PREBYS CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE

▲ level 2 corridor


▼ view from northeast

▲ view from south

255

PREBYS CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE

▲ ambulance entrance


Residential Community for Confidential Corporate Client 257

Middle East

This master plan and conceptual design for a

Balancing the social, economic and

40.3 million sq. ft. / 3.7 million sq.m.

new sustainable housing development creates

environmental needs of its residents, the new

a self-sufďŹ cient, mixed-use community to

development sets a benchmark for livable,

Community amenities:

replace an existing campus for employees of a

walkable and energy-efďŹ cient communities in

9.6 million sq. ft. / 895,000 sq.m.

Middle Eastern company.

the region.

Commercial:

The company offers employees a

The master plan includes more than

9.5 million sq. ft. / 888,000 sq. m.

homeownership program that includes a free lot

8,000 residential units. To supplement

or lot allowance and a subsidized housing loan

the homeownership units, the proposed

so that they can build or purchase homes.

commercial residential development features

Site:

an additional 2,128 residential units, including

2,580 acres / 1,050 hectares Completion: 2018

â—„ aerial view

Situated on 2,580 acres of vacant land, the

321 villas, 94 townhomes and 1,713

pedestrian-oriented development is composed

apartments. The plan also incorporates a

of small communities, each with its own unique

200-key, three-star hotel; a 190-key, four-star

identity and located near schools, parks, stores

hotel; a 1.9 million-sq.-ft. retail mall; and an

and community amenities.

860,000-sq.-ft. retail souk.

2015 design annual

Residential:


4 1

7 2 3 8

10 6 9 5

â–˛ commercial + residential properties 1

north compound

5

south gate

8

central core retail

2

boulevard

6

south compound

9

west gate

3

retail mall + hotels

7

central core apartments

10 northwest gate + retail

4

north gate

â–˛ access + gateways primary gateways

22m parkway

40m main roads

secondary gateways

30m main roads

60m main roads

phasing line


1B

1A 1C 3B

3C

1D

200

4B 3E 4C 5B

3F

3D 2C

2E

500

4A 5A

0

2B

2A

3A

2D

4F

1,000m

4E

5C

4D

▲ district neighborhoods district 1: 4 neighborhoods

district 4: 6 neighborhoods

district 2: 5 neighborhoods

district 5: 3 neighborhoods

phasing line

259

district 3: 6 neighborhoods

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY FOR CONFIDENTIAL CORPORATE CLIENT

▲ residential + community buildings green space

recreation centers

housing

facility buildings

schools

health facilities

mosques

phasing line


5 6

8

7

5 6

6

5 4

5 6 6 5 5 6 6

2

7 5

6

3 5

5

3

â–˛ site plan 1

retail mall

5

office buildings

2

retail souk

6

apartment buildings

3

hotels

7

inline retail

4

residential compound

8

gas station

1


▲ northwest gate retail street

▲ residential compound

261

▲ gas station

▲ retail mall

▲ hotel

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY FOR CONFIDENTIAL CORPORATE CLIENT

▲ mixed-use boulevard


▼ inline retail

263

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY FOR CONFIDENTIAL CORPORATE CLIENT


Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital 265

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Completion: 2013

This public hospital and medical center

The facade is defined by a contemporary

The Eskenazi Health Sky Farm, a rooftop fruit

creates a contemporary academic healthcare

use of glass, metal and precast concrete

and vegetable garden with 5,000 square feet

environment that merges clinical, research

panels. These simple, modern materials

of growable space, highlights healthy eating

and educational missions on the campus

articulate frames, planes and volumes that

and wellness habits while giving patients and

of Indiana University-Purdue University

define internal functions and communicate

employees opportunities to enjoy nature.

Indianapolis.

a broader community identity about the hospital’s programs.

The 37-acre complex replaces the nearby

and both the hospital and ambulatory care

Wishard Hospital, presenting an opportunity

Every aspect of the design focuses on the

clinic use 100 percent outdoor air, the

for a complete transformation that is rare for

health and wellness of patients. Reorganizing

project is expected to achieve LEED Silver

urban academic medical centers. Rather than

care delivery for all key departments has

certification.

create a massive single structure, the team

streamlined patient movement and eliminated

assembled hospital elements into distinct

wasted space. The efficient plan enables

programs, creating a series of linked buildings

the new hospital to serve 20 percent more

and spaces. This thoughtful composition

patients in one-third less space.

creates open courtyards that complement the rigor of internal spaces.

The public realm framework provides a system of roadways, pathways and landscape

Structured around a central green space, the

between the hospital and the university

medical center includes a 315-bed hospital

campus. Positioned at the main entry to the

linked by a two-level concourse to a 275-exam

hospital and clinic, The Commonground at

room ambulatory care clinic, a faculty office

Eskenazi Health is a flexible public plaza with

building, a 2,700-car parking garage, two

water features and a restaurant pavilion.

utility buildings and public plazas.

◄ view from the southeast

Though the northern climate is challenging

2015 design annual

1.4 million sq. ft. / 130,000 sq. m.


2 1

3

UP

4

6 UP

UP

DN

5

UP DN

â–˛ site plan 1

central boiler plant

2

central utility plant

3

parking garage

4

inpatient hospital

5

ambulatory care building

6

faculty office building


0 20 40 80 120 200ft

267

SIDNEY & LOIS ESKENAZI HOSPITAL

â–˛ main corridor with hanging ceiling sculpture


â–˛ concourse

â–ź building cross section 1

faculty office building

2

ambulatory clinic building

3

clinic rooms

4

concourse

5

inpatient hospital

6

helistop

7

facility services

8

surgery

9

emergency room entrance

2

1 3

3

4 4


▲ facade sunshading

▲ light patterns at main entrance lobby

6

269

5 SIDNEY & LOIS ESKENAZI HOSPITAL

7

7 7

8 4 4

9


▲ eskenazi plaza lighting

▲ eskenazi health trail looking east

▲ parking garage wind veil


271

SIDNEY & LOIS ESKENAZI HOSPITAL


▼ view from the east

273

SIDNEY & LOIS ESKENAZI HOSPITAL


St Bartholomew's Hospital Redevelopment and King George V Building 275

London, UK

Skanska Innisfree selected HOK to design

V block, features a contemporary design of

accessible space for patient relaxation.

700,000 sq. ft. / 65,000 sq. m.

the simultaneous redevelopment of St

stone and brick that complements the existing

Planting and paving materials enhance the

Bartholomew’s and The Royal London

Georgian architecture of London’s historic

surrounding Grade I and II-listed buildings

Hospitals. HOK is leading the architecture,

Smithfield area.

and historic central fountain that provides

Completion: 2016

interior design, medical planning and landscape

a welcome green space in the heart of

design for the largest hospital redevelopment

Medical professionals at the new Barts Heart

implemented in the UK under the Private

Centre will perform more heart surgeries, MRI

Finance Initiative (PFI) funding scheme.

scans and CT scans than any other facility in

Part of the redevelopment has achieved

the world. State-of-the-art facilities include

an 'Excellent' rating in the NEAT (NHS

St Bartholomew’s was founded in 1123 and is

10 operating suites, 10 catheterization

Environmental Assessment Tool)

Britain's oldest hospital. Serving a population

laboratories, 250 general cardiac beds,

certification, an independent green building

of more than three million people, the hospital's

58 critical care beds and 40 coronary care

certification method.

new nine-story King George V Building includes

unit beds. Clinicians estimate that more

the Barts Heart Centre, the UK's largest

than 1,000 lives could be saved every year

The redevelopment has been carried out

specialized cardiovascular facility.

because of the state-of-the-art treatment and

in phases, enabling the campus to remain

expanded patient access to a broad range of

operational from the beginning of the project

clinical trials.

in 2006 through completion in 2016.

Some existing historic buildings on the site were refurbished, conserved and integrated

◄ central atrium

with new construction to create the specialized

The landscape design restores the main

cancer and cardiac center. The new building,

square on the site — originally designed

which incorporates the retained King George

by James Gibbs in the 1730s — as a fully

the hospital.

2015 design annual

New construction:


1 2

3

2

5

7

6 4

7 9

8

â–˛ ground level plan 10 1

church of st bartholomew-the-less

2

north wing

3

east wing

4

west wing

5

landscaped square

6

entrance

7

king george v building

8

atrium

9

bridge

10 lobby 11 drop-off

6

11


0 5 10 20 40m

277 ▲ central atrium

▲ operating room

▲ exterior courtyard

ST BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT

▲ st bartholomew's addition


â–ź central atrium


▼ central atrium

279

ST BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT


Suzhou Times Square 281

Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

Completion: 2009

Times Square is the first international urban

Visitors access Times Square by water taxi,

mixed-use development in Suzhou. Located

six subway entrances and 4,000 underground

in the city’s commercial center on the east

parking spaces. Pedestrian activity flows

bank of Jinji Lake, the project integrates retail,

from the nearby convention center and

dining, entertainment and cultural elements

administrative government offices and from

across five districts.

surrounding residences and hotels.

A series of canal-side walkways link the

As the cultural heart of Suzhou Industrial

hotels, offices, shopping destinations

Park, the development is integrated with the

and open spaces. A sweeping sky canopy

Suzhou International Expo Center, the Suzhou

features a 1,640-foot-long ETFE (ethylene

Industrial Park Administrative Center, and

tetrafl uoroethylene) canopy with an integrated

the Suzhou Science and Arts Center. It is

LED screen.

designed to serve the needs of the broader region and to support commercial and

The design creates urban landmarks, gateways and plazas to enhance the sense of place and subtly recreate the distinct character of the region’s traditional gardens. Bridges and courtyards establish a rhythm of unique spaces that serve as backdrops and foregrounds for dining, strolling and shopping experiences along the canal.

◄ view of retail street from under canopy

residential development around Jinji Lake.

2015 design annual

99 acres / 40 hectares


â–˛ south elevation

â–ş site plan 1

office

2

retail street

3

canopy

4

lifestyle retail

5

retail mall

1

1

2

2

3

5

4


0

10

20

50

100m

283

SUZHOU TIMES SQUARE

▲ bridge over canal


▼ aerial view

285

SUZHOU TIMES SQUARE


Suzhou Wujiang East Taihu Lake Golden Bay Tourism Complex 287

Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

Completion: 2017

This landmark tourist destination on Taihu

By enhancing the lake’s pristine natural

By leveraging the tidal changes and

Lake, the largest lake in eastern China, will

environment, the design creates a

ecotones of Taihu Lake, the design helps

introduce ecotourism to China’s emerging

destination that is commercially viable and

restore wetland areas, protect bird and fish

international and domestic tourism sector.

ecologically sustainable.

habitats, and improve the lake’s water quality.

Taihu Lake is the primary element that

Like a delicately woven fabric, landscaping

be supplemented by additional mechanical

organizes all of the development parcels. The

and new architectural forms trace the

filtering systems.

north shoreline is urban and supports many

Taihu waterfront with an interconnected

activities, while the south shoreline is natural

sequence of public spaces that provide

The project is the first phase of a larger

and private, providing more tranquility.

visitors with memorable experiences of

tourism-oriented plan encompassing more

exploration and discovery.

than 7.7 square miles along the shores of

Proposed biological and natural systems will

A harbor area to the north and west includes

◄ aerial view from northwest

Taihu Lake.

a marina, yacht club hotel and tourist center.

A prominent north-south circulation route

The eastern hill area features a water sports

creates pedestrian paths running parallel to

park, dry ski slope and visitor center, while the

the buildings and along the project’s street

southern delta area incorporates a family hotel

frontage. Zoning guidelines maximize the

and corporate club. All building forms embrace

building massing along the setback lines.

organic shapes to reflect the ebb and flow of

Pedestrian paths divide the built area from the

the natural environment.

natural softscape.

2015 design annual

2.7 million sq. ft. / 252,000 sq. m.


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performance center

2

boutique hotel

3

retail street

4

yacht center + commercial office

5

exhibition center

6

east taihu exhibition center

7

south retail

8

leisure center


0

20

50

100

150m

289

▲ south retail

SUZHOU WUJIANG EAST TAIHU LAKE GOLDEN BAY TOURISM COMPLEX

▲ east taihu exhibition center


â–˛ leisure center program organization

â–˛ leisure center + park

â–˛ leisure center model


► building use section 1

dry ski

2

sports center

3

gym

4

bowling

1

2

3

4

▲ leisure center roof activity diagram

► building assembly exterior glazed openings

2

aluminum cladding panel

3

steel + glass triangulated roof

4

curtain wall

1

1

3 2

4

SUZHOU WUJIANG EAST TAIHU LAKE GOLDEN BAY TOURISM COMPLEX

1

291


â–˛ retail street plazas


▲ retail street from the bay

293

SUZHOU WUJIANG EAST TAIHU LAKE GOLDEN BAY TOURISM COMPLEX

▲ retail street


▼ aerial view

295

SUZHOU WUJIANG EAST TAIHU LAKE GOLDEN BAY TOURISM COMPLEX


Tower Competition 297

Dubai, UAE

Competition: 2014

This design concept for the world’s largest

that gradually slope to match the facade.

and improves energy performance while

commercial office tower creates a new center

The self-shading structure provides passive

eliminating the need for exterior shading

of trade and business in Dubai.

solar control and energy efficiency. To

devices and interior blinds.

mitigate wind load challenges, perforated Soaring nearly 2,300 feet high, the iconic

metal “spoilers” or “baffles” along the facade

The plan organizes the tower into four office

building forms an elegant, timeless landmark

redirect the wind and reduce vortex shedding.

zones, each of which functions as a business

on the skyline. Mixed-use elements at the

community with its own lobby and amenities.

base are integrated into the tower assembly to

At the base, the building skin becomes a glass

Elevator cores are arranged around a

create a seamless composition.

drape that provides a dramatic multilevel

central hexagon.

enclosure for the lower floors and lobbies. The The design is conceived as a bundling of three

ground plan's circular geometry provides a

An array of lighting effects highlight the

circular tubes with interconnections recalling

generous amount of public space and multiple

building’s unique architectural features at

the diverse intricacies of an ornamental

entry points.

night, signaling its presence as a beacon and

pattern. Slight inward tapers are applied to

symbol of strength and aspiration.

the building mass near the ground and toward

The observation deck features a two-level sky

the crown, where each tube is revealed

hall with a grand space for viewing the city,

and expressed as a pillar supporting the

sea and desert and for hosting special events.

suspended observation deck. To maximize views, designers clad the

◄ view of sky lobby + observation deck

The tower structure is a dual system

building in floor-to-ceiling glass and reduced

consisting of a central reinforced concrete

the number of exterior columns. Use of

core with mega columns along the exterior

electrochromic glass minimizes glare

2015 design annual

4.6 million sq. ft. / 427,000 sq. m.


â–˛ regional site plan


▲ low-mid-rise

▲ sky lobby level 1

▲ sky lobby level 2

0

▲ low-rise

10 20 40

► main plaza level entrance

2

tower main lobby

3

retail space

4

retail service space

5

education center

6

cultural center

7

parking entry + exit

8

public plaza

9

terraced fountain

60m

9 1

7

1 299 1

2

7

1

3 4 8 3 4 4 3 5

4 3

7

6 7

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2 1


7

â–ş podium east-west section 1

parking

2

lobby

3

retail

4

hotel

5

event space

6

typical office floor

7

sky lobby

6

5

4 3 2

1

â–˛ podium view from southeast

1


◄ facade assembly

6

8 2

3

1

concrete deck

2

perimeter beam

3

electrochromic glazing

4

shadow box

5

perforated metal fin

6

horizontal metal fin

7

raised electrical floor

8

suspended ceiling

7 1

5 4

301 ▲ facade detail TOWER COMPETITION

10:00

▲ sunshading studies

12:00

14:00

16:00

18:00


▼ view from northeast

▼ interior atrium

303

TOWER COMPETITION


Image Credits

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center ............................. John Edward Linden AMC Theatre Support Center....................................................................Michael Robinson Aramed Medical Village Development...................................................... HOK Auburn University Recreation and Wellness Center.................................Brad Feinknopf Avaya Stadium | MLS Earthquakes...........................................................Christy Radecic Avery Dennison Global Headquarters.......................................................Eric Laignel Basrah Sports City.................................................................................... HOK Black & Veatch World Headquarters.........................................................Michael Robinson Chancery of the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations.................................................................................Paul Warchol 147–151 East 86th Street........................................................................Bezier, ATCHAIN Fitzrovia Apartments, Phase 2................................................................. Chris Ansell The Francis Crick Institute........................................................................ Glowfrog, PLP Architecture | Cityscape Digital Ltd. Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex.....................Tim Griffith Hana Dream Town......................................................................................VISUALIST Hospital Design Competition in Shanghai, China, for a Confidential Client.............................................................................ATCHAIN

2015 design annual

Huafa New Town, Phase 6......................................................................... Lifang Vision Technology Co. Ltd., Terrence Zhang 330 Hudson............................................................................................... Paul Warchol Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru Terminal 1 Expansion....Pallon Daruwala, Sam Fentress Living Building Challenge Collaborative Competition.............................. HOK The Lodge at Walnut Creek........................................................................Kilograph 535 Mission Street....................................................................................Tim Griffith National Center for Civil and Human Rights............................................. Albert Vecerka, Esto NEF AtakĂśy 22 Mixed-Use Development................................................. HOK, B2 District Net Zero Competition................................................................................ HOK New Atlanta Stadium.................................................................................HOK, Bestar Creations The New York Palace Hotel Suites and Lounges...................................... Eric Laignel NOAA Inouye Regional Center...................................................................Alan Karchmer Office Building Design Competition..........................................................HOK, C2K Solutions, Co. Ltd. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute........................... Brad Feinknopf OpenText Toronto Executive Offices........................................................ Richard Johnson Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios......................................................... Moris Moreno Polsinelli Headquarters............................................................................. Michael Robinson Porsche Cars North America Experience Center and Headquarters...... Alan Karchmer Prebys Cardiovascular Institute................................................................Stephen Whalen


Residential Community for a Confidential Corporate Client....................HOK Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital...............................................................Timothy Hursley St Bartholomew's Hospital Redevelopment and King George V Building.......................................................................Chris Ansell Suzhou Times Square................................................................................Ben McMillan Suzhou Wujiang East Taihu Lake Golden Bay Tourism Complex.............. ATCHAIN Tower Competition.....................................................................................HOK, ATCHAIN


2015 design annual

2015 HOK Design Annual  

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