The complex has 476 apartments of all sizes and prices, a ground floor of retail tucked under the upper stories, and an office complex to the north side. Where the wings of the complex meet are a series of community spaces. The unique roof was developed to provide all of the apartments with access to sunlight. The iconic green roof to the south softens the building’s profile as seen from the adjacent fields and helps to cool the interior. To learn how the vision of the building came to be, check out this video where Bjarke Ingels, principle of BIG, explains the thinking process that went into the design.
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[...] They help cool and insulate buildings, control rainwater runoff, and add much needed biodiversity. BIG’s proposal takes the unusual step of setting up the roof be a part of the school grounds, [...]