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55 Park Street Building, Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut, US

Behnisch Architekten and Svigals + Partners

Prominently situated in New Haven’s downtown, this project distinguishes itself with an innovative façade design that utilizes Okalux translucent insulation. 55 Park Street is one of the first buildings to do so in the United States.

DETAILS
LOCATION: NEW HAVEN, CT
AREA: 140,000 SQ FT
COST: $93 M
DATE: 2010

SERVICES
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
ENERGY ANALYSIS
LIGHTING DESIGN
BENCHMARKING: LEED

AWARDS
CTGBC AWARD OF MERIT, 2011

LEED GOLD

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Strategy

The atrium-lobby, a major design feature, increases the connectivity of the building to the adjoining Smilow Cancer Hospital and pedestrian bridge, as well as to the surrounding and vibrant neighborhood. While the east-west orientation of the atrium-lobby makes the space susceptible to substantial solar heat gain, the façade design, which uses Okalux translucent insulation, significantly reduces those heat gains. Atelier Ten’s lighting design for the core and shell is integrated with this daylight strategy, significantly reducing energy loads associated with lighting.

Atelier Ten also worked closely with the engineers on a comprehensive mechanical system design which is more efficient than typical hospital administration buildings.