In collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group, Atelier Ten provided environmental design, carbon management and energy analysis services to this comprehensive masterplan which will renovate and unify the Smithsonian’s main campus on the National Mall. The plan includes the Smithsonian Castle, the Quad area, the Freer Gallery, the Arts & Industries Building, and the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. The Quad and Castle are key components of the masterplan that will undergo extensive underground expansions and improvements. Atelier Ten helped understand the Smithsonian’s carbon reduction goals and projection, despite increasing the campus’ square footage, then identified a broad set of energy efficiency measures to contribute to energy and carbon reduction goals. Additionally, we provided guidance and analysis on daylighting within the Smithsonian Castle and underground Quad area spaces that will reduce energy demand and help create a well-daylit and visually comfortable environment for all visitors.
The team includes Director, Nico Kienzl and Environmental Designer, Ray Ho.
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