Site Responsive Design
Occupying an entire city block, the building forms a critical juncture between the dense urban fabric of Kendall Square and the residential neighborhoods of East Cambridge. Larger scale laboratories line Binney Street, opposite the square, while lower scale offices face the neighborhoods across Rogers Street Park. The structural column spacing is optimized to support the ideal laboratory module above a 400-car, below-grade parking garage.
A Vibrant Atrium
Though 75-125 Binney Street started as two separate buildings, it was designed as a single development. A transparent, five-story entrance atrium connects the buildings. The atrium is an urban oasis, open to the public with a café, and its gardens, terraces, bridges and balconies weave public and private space together. Tenant lobbies, conference rooms and break-out spaces adjoin the atrium, creating a hub of activity.
Finely Tuned Facades
Strategically placed cut-outs in the south façade provide occupants on every floor with easy access to outdoor space. Each façade is unique, tuned in response to solar orientation, interior programming and urban context. The façades create depth and shadow, provide corner windows, create occasional balconies and intermittently open to the ground floor.
Photography: © Chuck Choi