500,000 SF Mixed Use, Hospitality, Commercial, Interior Design, Sustainability
Architecture, Interior Design
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The project engages a dialog between architecture and sustainability in the attempt to merge a new hospitality concept with a retail experience and push the boundaries of eco-architecture in this unique urban context. A vegetated hotel volume rests on top of a retail podium and acts as the “green” lung of the entire development, as well as providing a unique experience to visitors and residents. The building is aiming to achieve LEED SILVER accreditation and incorporate sustainable technologies such as vegetated roof, vegetated walls, reused and regional materials, extensive use of day lighting, gray water treatment and re-use, rain water harvesting, and solar hot water panels; all seamlessly incorporated into the design. The “Green” nature of this development and the holistic approach of the of the different design disciplines allowed for innovative strategies to be put into practice.