The challenge was to create a façade system that can play a major role in enhancing employee health and wellbeing. Increased well-being has been found to boost productivity and shrink recovery time from stress and mental fatigue. According to Forbes, by 2025, 75% of the working population will be made up of millennials, who exhibit notably different working styles and preferences than previous generations, among them the demand for a healthy, engaging work environment.
Our ‘Double-Double’ façade design offers visual access to the outdoors through the creation of an in-between space, further enriched with a palette of natural materials. The façade is specifically designed to be adaptive and responsive to human needs, providing natural ventilation and thermal control in order to enhance employee contentment, engagement and productivity. Nine feet deep and 18 feet the façade is of modular construction and can be delivered to site fully fitted out.
Designed to run along the east and west elevations of the hypothetical 30 storey office tower at 500 Kent Avenue in the heart of Brooklyn’s developing tech hub, it captures morning and evening sun, collects and stores the energy and is environmentally controlled by the people inside the building. The WW+P team comprised: Andrew Weston, Travis Walsh, Chloe Lockhart, Rowan Obrien, Daryl Tebug, Filipe Santos, Nayara de la Hoz and Lucy Weston.