The Atrium, by D'Ambrosio Architecture + Urbanism.
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Located on a one-acre site in downtown Victoria, British Columbia, the Atrium Building comprises approximately 20,000 square meters of class A office and retail space spread across seven levels, with two levels of underground parking. Its design holds aesthetic distinction, user comfort, and civic responsibility as its guiding principles. The seven-story form is clad in pre-cast concrete panels, zinc, and glass. The proportions and façade-scaled detail responds to the historic context of Victoria’s downtown. The street-level retail and orientation of the atrium and office entries serve the specific use patterns of the site. The project has achieved a LEED Gold rating based in part through the use of passive energy saving and daylighting strategies made possible by the incorporation of an internal atrium. Green roof technology, street-edge rain gardens, and a high-efficiency envelope also contribute to the environmentally sustainable design.
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