Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gannett/USA Today Headquarters, McLean, Virginia

This is another ASLA award winner by Michael Vergason Landscape Architects. Fascinating sketches that were presented, I wanted to share this, because this my one of my favourite design language that i would like to do in the future.

The Gannett/USA Today Headquarters is an ecologically diverse refuge in the rapidly developing business and retail center of Tysons Corner, Virginia. The landscape architect developed a site strategy that seamlessly weaves the indoor and outdoor spaces into a campus of extensive roof gardens and terraces, riparian plantings and preserved woodlands. This project demonstrates the exceptional value of thoughtful site design and site repair for the creation of a distinctive corporate campus.

A comment from the ASLA Award 2008 Jury:
"A new approach to corporate typology that feels more natural and organic. The landscape architect tells a story about the site, integrating the existing stormwater system and creating interplay with the green roof, a rich palette of trees at varying levels, and other amenities."

To read the project narrative or view more photos, please click here.

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