The Federal Center South Building 1202 by ZGF Architects LLP in Seattle is, according to the AIA - American Institute of Architects, one of the 10 greenest buildings in the world. The new headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, completed last year, has indeed been designed to reduce energy consumption by 75%.
Interior comfort, recycled materials and excellent energy performance that have allowed the Federal Center South to become part of the “2030 Challenge” with which Seattle proposes to reduce the consumption of energy by 50% before 2030.
The integrated design solution sets a new standard for high-performance, cost- effective and sustainable work environments.
The project was conceived in less than 18 weeks with the aim of obtaining high energy performance combined with an effective design in the established times.
The plan view shape, similar to a horseshoe, creates an open and collaborative environment. All the common areas, including connecting bridges between the different levels, the stairs and lobby area and are covered in reclaimed wood from the former warehouse 1202 existing on the site.