Lake Whitney Water Treatment Plant

The Lake Whitney Water Purification Facility and Park

Designed by the esteemed Steven Holl Architects , the project is an example of how something as undesired as a water treatment plant can be given a sophisticated treatment itself.

Located in South Central Connecticut, the project features the largest green roof in Connecticut, zero off-site storm water discharge, and geothermal heating and cooling. It also includes expanded wetlands for biodiversity, and was chosen as one of the top ten green projects in 2007 by the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment (AIA/COTE).

View of the completed front face

Detail of the Steel framing during construction

The building is clad in 24 Ga. Angel Hair™ Stainless Steel, 316 series, using a custom S-pocket flat-seam roof and siding paneling system The building is a long key-hole or water droplet shaped structure which measure 360 feet in length. The project pumps 15 million gallons a day for the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority.


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