Complete material applications, preliminary design and engineering for all façade elements including unitized curtain wall, variable light transmission glass, iridescent porcelain cladding, sunshades, structural glass walls, and monumental skylights.
An inventive departure of conventional high-rise design the architect proposed horizontal segments within a vertical structure. The horizontal elements featured gathering places that were both exposed and concealed within the siloquette of the tower. This approach reduced the visual massing and created a unique urban texture to a very sensitive site. The façade design feature an iridescent porcelain cladding developed specifically for the project and embraced computer controlled variable light transmission glass that changed shading coefficients depending on solar exposure.