The complex offers 2 and 3 story office space and a habitable landscaped roof deck with translucent metal canopy for year-round use.
Other features are retail space with a drive through and 3 story, 210-car garage presenting a commercial LCD marquee.
Originally, the owners approach us with the request for a more traditional building approach. Nevertheless, upon presenting our first ideas, they fully embraced the modern design
and sustainable approach. Although this project is about 10 years old and did not get build during the previous financial crisis of 2002, it remains a signature PAAstudio design
with significant publication record.
The design was tailored around the NHS office requirements. Besides their headquarters to the left, the composition provides a wider office body to the right, a separate 3 floor garage wit ha rentable high-def marquee, another first for its time.
MODEL FLYAROUND STUDY | 2002
The large scale marquee was quite some science-fiction for 2002, but today they can be seen quite frequently… Once again, a bit ahead of the curve. The rooftop garden and canopy provide safe and friendly environment for the planned daycare center on the third level of the office wing. The canopy, another signature PAAelement, acts as a double passive-active sustainable feature: it provides a shaded ventable buffer over the building roof, while allowing space for photovoltaics installation. The project has won an Excellence Award and has been featured in several books as well as in Architectural Record as part of the Graphisoft ArchiCAD 8.1 ad campaign.