LEED Platinum

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about LEED Platinum

Project • By Weber ThompsonOffices

Northlake Commons

Inspired by the timber industry and forest ecology of the Pacific Northwest, Northlake Commons reimagines the traditional workplace and life science lab as a connected, biophilic ecosystem that amplifies human creativity and wellness. The 4-story mass timber and steel structure, perched above a concrete lumber warehouse, provides an expansive view of the Seattle skyline, and serves as a neighborhood destination and gathering point.  Built Work Photography Built Work Photography Built Work Photography Targeting LEED Platinum certification, the project challenges the separation of interior work environments from the outdoors with over 60,000 square feet of outdoor space. Covered and uncovered terraces and balconies on eve... More

Project • By OPN ArchitectsFire stations

Madison Fire Station 14

As a public building in a transitional urban neighborhood, the goal for the new fire station was to create a highly functional, sustainable, and pragmatic building that is also a space where employees in high-stress jobs can relax, socialize, and connect with nature.  Wayne Johnson, Main Street Studio Wayne Johnson, Main Street Studio The single-story design embraces the station’s location in a light industrial district in a rapidly growing corner of a midwestern city. At 21,758 square feet, this state-of-the-art station is larger than typical to incorporate training facilities, a double company, and community room.  Wayne Johnson, Main Street Studio Wayne Johnson, Main Street Studio The location of the... More

NewsNews • 13 Oct 2023

Foster + Partners completes a self-shading tower for Techcombank in Ho Chi Minh City

Following the completion of their design for the Techcombank Headquarters in Hanoi, Vietnam, Foster + Partners has completed a second, 21-storey tower for the company in Ho Chi Minh City. The concept for this latest tower revolves around two main approaches: programmatic – responding to different tenants and uses – and environmental, with a unique self-shading concept developed in response to the site's tropical climate.  Weerapon Singnoi Overall, the tower appears as two main blocks, with the building core situated to the rear, facing the adjacent hotel. Reflecting the inner workings of the building, the recessed space between these two blocks is an amenities floor for employees.  Inside, three central atri... More

Project • By Patrick Tighe ArchitectureHousing

Pacific Landing

Pacific Landing is a mixed-use, Net Zero, LEED Platinum, 100% affordable housing project designed for people living with disabilities and those on limited incomes. Located on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica the building is within proximity to downtown Santa Monica and the beach. The project was developed by Community Corp of Santa Monica, a local non-profitdeveloper. The 4-story, 42,000-square-foot building replaced a gas station that once occupied the 14,160-square-footcorner lot. Thirty-seven residences are provided for families in need.  Patrick TIGHE Architecture Patrick TIGHE Architecture The forms of the building are reminiscent of iconic home imagery, now reinterpreted in a ne... More

NewsNews • 31 Jul 2023

Park Associati’s Pharo tower concept adds a dynamic urban morphology and landmark to Milan’s city fabric

Strategically located in Milan along the city centre access roads and in proximity to the Citylife and Portello neighbourhoods, Pharo is a floodlit composition of towers by Park Associati that marks a new urban landmark and an urban morphology that emphasizes permeability and continuity of the city block.  Nicola Colella - Park Associati The complex features active street frontages on all four sides, with the main façade and building access route off via Gattamelata. A central piazza, designed as an access route and meeting place, connects via Gattamelata to Piazza Tur and via Teodorico. Enhancing permeability by enabling a horizontal flow of pedestrians through the site, this walkthrough piazza area passes by communal... More

NewsNews • 20 Apr 2023

Foster + Partners and Apple complete their first flagship store in India

Located on a prominent corner of Jio World Drive, a new retail destination in Mumbai that is part of the Bandra Kurla Complex, Apple BKC marks the brand’s first flagship store in India. Stefan Behling, head of Studio Foster + Partners, explains that the design, with its finely crafted elements, locally sourced materials, and lush greenery, aims to lift spirits and embrace the creative energy of Mumbai.   An internationally recognizable component of the design concept is the visually seamless connection between indoors and out, made possible by 8-meter tall glass facades and a generous double-height volume. In addition, a row of fiscus trees further blurs the lines between the store and the public realm. A contrast to this trans... More

Project • By IPA Architecture and moreResidential Landscape

GORA – Green Office and Residential Area

GORA (meaning FOREST in Bulgarian) stands for Green Residential and Office Area complex. The concept is about creating a sustainable and inspiring city environment where people can work and live close to nature.  Located on the slopes of the Vitosha mountain, near the city center, it offers a mix of high-tech business environment and multi-family residential areas. It consists of 4 apartment buildings and 1 office building.  Todor Todorov Todor Todorov GORA like no other. Contrary to urbanized and overdeveloped cities, the project offers the opportunity to breathe in and experience nature in the city. Every element in the complex is designed to function in symbiosis with the others as a single organism like a small real... More

NewsNews • 13 Mar 2023

GCA Architects in Barcelona complete the first 'smart' building in Spain

In Barcelona's technology district of Poblenou, GCA Architects has just completed Smart 22@, Spain's first 'smart' building. Composed of three independent buildings with a large garden area, the 24,000 m2 office complex responds to the surrounding industrial context, including the old 'La Escocesa' factory, while still distinguishing itself with its unique character. Caption The project commenced in 2019, with a critical object being the integration and coexistence of the architecture with the neighborhood and its residents. These inhabitants subsequently appear in the pictorial works of Julián García Hernández, located in the main entrances of the buildings, which portray the people who worked in the area. Me... More

Project • By GCA ArchitectsOffices

Smart 22@

GCA Architects has just completed the construction of Spain's first intelligent building, Smart 22@, in Barcelona's 22@ technology district of Poblenou. Divided into three independent buildings with a large garden area, the office complex responds to theindustrial context while standing out with its own character.The district, known as the "Catalan Manchester" due to the concentration of more than 40% of the cotton industry in the area, has been a determining factor in the design of the building. With the impact of the Olympic Games, the 22@ technological development and innovation plan, Poblenou has transformed approximately 200 hectares of industrial land into one of the most cosmopolitan and innovative in the city. Rafael Vargas... More

Project • By Knock Architecture and DesignPrivate Houses

Rhode Island Street

This lot, within a quiet residential enclave in industrial Potrero Hill, hosted an old cottage from the 1900’s. With generous setbacks on all sides and covering only a single story, the existing structure did not meet the requirements of maximizing density and creating a modern home to fit in the immediate surroundings. A plan was implemented to create 3 new apartments over 4 levels, each unit featuring two levels and stacked over each other in a dynamic fashion. New views of Twin Peaks, the Bay and the mid block open space gardens are features of each unit. Blake Marvin Blake Marvin Blake Marvin The key challenges were the demolition of the existing single family home. In order to demolish, or remove, any unit in San... More

Project • By Foster + PartnersUniversities

DY Patil University Centre of Excellence

The DY Patil University Centre of Excellence has opened in Navi Mumbai. The ten-storey building has been designed to support the teaching methods and ethos of the university, providing high-quality learning and living spaces for 3,000 students. The project also includes a thriving two-acre sky garden with native planting, pond-life and areas for relaxation. The new building – the first educational project by the practice in India – is the result of close collaboration between Foster + Partners and the University Chancellor, Dr Vijay Patil. The project achieves a LEED Platinum rating, the highest level of accreditation. Nigel Young Dr Patil assembled his own construction team to work on the project, alongside a number of lo... More

Project • By GCA ArchitectsOffices

Office Tower in Méndez Álvaro

GCA Architects unveils the refurbishment project for a tower in Retama 3, Madrid - GCA Architects has unveiled the design for the refurbishment of Retama 3 in Madrid, a large 13,200 m2 office tower in Méndez Álvaro owned by the French firm Ardian, which will invest 25 million euros in the project. - This new project confirms GCA Architects as one of the most promising architectural firms in Madrid today. The project, winner of a restricted ideas competition organized by Ardian, is the refurbishment of an office tower in the booming Méndez Álvaro district of Madrid. In an area bounded by the railway tracks and the M- 30 ring road, GCA Architects unveils a solution with an innovative spirit based on bioclimatic... More

Project • By Cino Zucchi ArchitettiOffices

Lavazza Campus

The proposed design for the new Lavazza Headquarters and renovation of the former Enel power station shows a profound appreciation for the history of Turin and for the neighbourhood, as well as for the coffee company's history and culture. The large existing block between Via Bologna, Largo Brescia, Corso Palermo and Via Ancona has been redesigned and opened to the city, while the documented industrial architecture have been preserved. Andrea Martiradonna Andrea Martiradonna The heart of the project is a new, expansive tree-planted piazza in the centre of the block positioned on the axis of Via Parma, which makes the large building of the former Enel power station enter into a dialogue with the new headquarters of Lavazza. The... More

Project • By CORE architecture + designOffices

600 Massachusetts Avenue

CORE has worked with Gould Property Company and Oxford Properties Group to design 600 Mass. Max Mackenzie Max Mackenzie The 11-story LEED Platinum building offers over 400,000 square feet of multi-tenant and retail space. Its design combines highly efficient floor planning, clean aesthetics, and forward-thinking amenities. And its green spaces blur the line between indoors and outdoors. 600 Mass occupies a parcel near Mount Vernon Square, which has a very complex geometry due to the site's irregular shape. Max Mackenzie Max Mackenzie It starts as an 11-story glass office tower facing Massachusetts Avenue. Then the building shape cascades down towards Eye Street in a series of landscaped terraces, and finally ends in a... More

Project • By LMN ArchitectsExhibition Centres

Seattle Convention Center Summit building

LMN architects celebrates the completion of the seattle convention center summit building The addition nearly doubles the capacity of the convention center and represents the first substantial expansion since 2001. The project is the first vertical convention center in north america. LMN Architects is pleased to celebrate the completion of the Seattle Convention Center Summit building. The Summit building and the original Arch building, one and a half blocks away, create a campus built to usher in the future of meetings and conventions. Designed to serve visitors and the community, the project’s success is as much about how it engages the city as what happens inside. Adam Hunter Adam Hunter The 1.5-million-square-foot, $2... More