Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus

Architect
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd
Category
Individual Buildings
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersForbo Flooring Systems
CarpetInterface
ManufacturersTeknion
ManufacturersBendheim
ManufacturersKawneer
Acoustical ceilingsArmstrong Ceiling Solutions

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Carpet
Manufacturers
by Teknion
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by Kawneer
Acoustical ceilings

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd as Architects

“All Lives Have Equal Value” – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus is designed as a locally grounded environment for global work and dialogue.The campus landscape is designed to complement its urban location -- in Seattle's dense neighborhood of Uptown -- while creating an outdoor work environment that serenely expresses the character of Seattle's natural landscape. The landscape format is based on the neighborhood's street grid, reinforcing street edges and aligning all features, from pathways to water edges, with surrounding streets and buildings. The materials and functions of the landscape are informed by the site's distinct natural history, as a dark-watered bog in a plateau meadow that absorbed and filtered rainwater. Native and edible plants -- including blueberries and Big Leaf Maples -- surround a central courtyard that "floats" on water gardens planted with native reeds. Rainwater is filtered by green roofs and directed from paved areas into a million-gallon cistern, which fills the water gardens and also serves the site's modest irrigation needs. More information about the new campus can be found on the Gates Foundation website.

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