Chandler City Hall is a five-story, 187,000 square-foot office building complex that takes up two city blocks and cost an estimated $47 million to complete. A hinged exterior shading device on the western façade provides shelter from the harsh western sunlight, and at night it turns into an artistic centerpiece. The perforated panels shine during the day as they move due to the wind, and at night LED lights shine through the perforation creating art from the colored light.
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Chandler City Hall: SmithGroupJJR Creates a Sustainable City Center for an Arizona Town
by Andrew Goodwin, 09/27/12
filed under: Architecture, Daylighting, gallery, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Building, Urban design
SmithGroupJJR designed Chandler City Hall to provide the City of Chandler with a community center that could generate pride for its citizens. The other design goal was to revitalize the historic downtown by building in an area that was in disrepair. From an environmental standpoint, the design responds to the harsh Arizona desert climate while still providing much-needed outdoor green space in the heart of the downtown area. Finished in October of 2010, Chandler City Hall has been named to the AIA Top Ten list for 2012.
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