EDGE Architects

MASTER PLANNING, COMMERCIAL, OFFICE

Confidential Masterplan and Architecture

The building massing and orientation for this project was tested with energy modeling from the start to ensure total optimization. The human-scale spaces between the buildings create a pleasant pedestrian-friendly shaded environment and a unique sense of place.
Year
2019
GFA
47,770 sqm
Site area
288,080 sqm
Client
Confidential
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Confidential Masterplan and Architecture

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MASTER PLANNING, COMMERCIAL, OFFICE

Confidential Masterplan and Architecture

The building massing and orientation for this project was tested with energy modeling from the start to ensure total optimization. The human-scale spaces between the buildings create a pleasant pedestrian-friendly shaded environment and a unique sense of place.
Year
2019
GFA
47,770 sqm
Site area
288,080 sqm
Client
Confidential
Confidential Masterplan And Architecture - Central View_Day
Confidential Masterplan And Architecture - Stair View A_Night
Confidential Masterplan And Architecture - Stair View B
Confidential Masterplan And Architecture - Semi Aerial View

The buildings float above the podium, channeling the prevailing breezes to maximize pedestrian thermal comfort and provide shaded walking areas. The entire development utilizes thermal mass in a way which offsets the embodied energy of the concrete used in the project. The result is a truly solar-passive design which reduces the energy use of the buildings by more than 60% over baseline.