Internally, the site benefits from an adjacent park and a beautiful ravine. Conceived as a large pavilion, the setting creates a natural backdrop for many of the spaces. The building’s architecture capitalizes on this relationship with a light and transparent structure that invites panoramic views of the park, and a large communal porch that enables activities to spill outside during the summer months.
The project advocates a green approach to both the site and building, employing several energy- and water-conservation features in its design. A large green roof serves as a prominent feature and doubles as a rainwater collector and sunlight harvester.