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600 Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington, DC by CORE architecture + design

 
May 9th, 2018 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: CORE architecture + design

600 Massachusetts Avenue NW is a 400,000 SF LEED Platinum office building in Washington, DC. CORE worked with Gould Property Company and Oxford Properties Group to create a project that combines highly-efficient floor planning, clean aesthetics, forward-thinking amenities and green spaces that blur the line between what’s indoors and what’s outdoors.

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  • Architects: CORE architecture + design
  • Project: 600 Massachusetts Avenue NW
  • Location: 600 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC, USA
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie
  • General Contractor: Clark Construction
  • MEP Engineer: Girard Engineering
  • Structural Engineer: SK&A Structural Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: Wiles Mensch Corporation
  • LEED Consultant: Sustainable Design Consulting
  • Landscape Architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
  • Lighting Designer: George Sexton Associates
  • Gross Built Area: 400,000 SF
  • Completion Year: 2016

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

CORE envisioned this building as a glass crystal embedded in a brick block–mediating between high-rise Massachusetts Avenue and historic Eye Street. Starting as an 11-story glass office tower facing Massachusetts Avenue, the building cascades down towards Eye Street in a series of landscaped terraces that end in brick facades to reinforce the adjacent historic structures. The landscaped terraces not only provide outdoor space for the adjacent office spaces but also contribute to the building’s LEED Platinum rating. To earn a LEED Platinum rating with the U.S. Green Building Council, the 600 Mass team addressed a spectrum of issues relating to sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design and regional priority.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

The project’s design was subject to approval from the Historic preservation Review Board and the District of Columbia’s Office of Planning, as well as the City Council, which had to approve an alley closing. The site has a complex geometry resulting from the L’Enfant plan’s angled avenues laid over a rectangular grid – Massachusetts Avenue is at an acute angle to Eye Street. The design takes advantage of this geometry to create a prominent corner element with views east down Massachusetts Avenue towards the Capitol.

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Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © CORE architecture + design

Image Courtesy © CORE architecture + design

Image Courtesy © CORE architecture + design

Image Courtesy © CORE architecture + design

Image Courtesy © CORE architecture + design

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