The Curve Tower
Users enter the Curve through a sophisticated lobby, which opens dramatically to the capital city on three sides, or via a covered arcade that offers through-block, shaded access to the lobby and adjacent shops. Parking entrance ramps are organized to optimize retail and lobby experiences, and above-grade parking is concealed from public view by an east-facing ventilation wall that will be illuminated dramatically at night.
The Curve incorporates both active sustainability technologies and passive energy-saving strategies to achieve LEED® Gold certification and outperform ASHRAE 90.1-2007 by 18 percent. Such measures include low-iron insulated glazing units and low-emissivity materials, high-efficiency LED lighting, reduced water consumption, and rain harvesting. The building will also offer several amenities to encourage alternative means of transportation, including secure bicycle storage area with showers and changing rooms, as well as reserved carpool-only parking.
This article originally appeared in som.com