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Centra Metropark / KPF

© Michael Moran
© Michael Moran
  • Architects: KPF
  • Location: 186 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ 08830, USA
  • Area: 10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Michael Moran

© Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran

  • Type: Office, Repositioning + Transformation
  • Leed: Platinum
  • Client: The Hampshire Companies

KPF’s design for the renovation of the five-story, 110,000-square-foot (10,000-square-meter) Centra office building generates a strong horizontal composition of dark grey and clear glass.

© Michael Moran
© Michael Moran

The project’s unique structure utilizes an asymmetrical tree-column and truss to support an extended fourth floor, providing a signature element for the project. A rectangular hole is carved in the center of the suspended fourth floor, allowing the sun to shower the ground-level grand entry plaza with light.

© Michael Moran
© Michael Moran

Surrounding pyramidal landscape forms further distinguish the site and help to create a dynamic visual presence for this suburban office building.

Plan 01
Plan 01
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