Whitney Water Purification Facility and Park
Designed by Steven Holl Architects, this project features a custom facade and roof system developed by Zahner. 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.
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).
The building is clad in 24 Ga. Angel Hair stainless steel, 316 alloy. The building envelop system uses a custom S-pocket flat-seam roof and siding paneling.
Designed by Steven Holl Architects with architect of record E.Rae Architects of Seoul, this unique structure serves dual purposes, as both a residential guest house as well as an art gallery for visitors. JongSeo Lee of Steven Holl Architects was the associate in charge, and the project was completed in 2011.The structure's geometry is inspired by a 1967 sketch for a music score by the composer Istvan Anhalt, 'Symphony of Modules.' The drawing of the score was made by artist John Cage. The unusual shaped composition has now been reimagined as the plan layout of the Daeyang residence, continuing the chain from music, to art, to architecture.This state of continued change and process informs many aspects of the building. Zahner worked closely with both the owner and the design team to develop a custom patina for the copper panel system that would match the desired coloration with natural warmth and texture.