1200 Intrepid / BIG

1200 Intrepid / BIG - Windows, Facade
© Rasmus Hjortshõj

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  9250
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
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    Photographs:Rasmus Hjortshõj
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  High Concrete Group
  • Client: Liberty Property Trust
  • Collaborators: Environetics, In-Posse, LRSLA, Pennoni, Re:Vision
  • Partners In Charge: Beat Schenk, Thomas Christoffersen, Bjarke Ingels
  • Project Leaders: Ören Grünert, David Brown, Brandon Cook, Michelle Stromsta
  • Team: Thea Sofie Gassenholm, Thomas Fagan, Peter Lee, Natalie Kwee, Douglass Alligood, Annette Miller, Aran Coakley, Terry Lallak, Taylor Hewett, Armen Menendian
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Country: United States
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1200 Intrepid / BIG - Windows, Facade
© Rasmus Hjortshõj

Text description provided by the architects. 1200 Intrepid is a LEED Gold office building shaped by the encounter between Robert Stern’s master plan of rectangular city blocks and James Corner’s iconic, circular Central Green Park. 

Navy Yard Basin Views

The building’s double curved, pre-cast concrete façade bows inwards to create a generous urban canopy that responds to the ‘shock wave’ of the park’s circular running track, activity pods and planting vignettes - rippling outwards like rings in water to invade the building’s footprint. Shaped by the city grid, the cornice and remaining elevations return to the orthogonal design of the Navy Yard's master plan, forming the building's double curve and melding the neighborhood’s two dominant forms.

1200 Intrepid / BIG - Windows, Facade, Cityscape
© Rasmus Hjortshõj
1200 Intrepid / BIG - Image 5 of 16
Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Referencing the Navy Yard’s maritime history while providing much needed natural light, a functioning periscope penetrates the core of the building, projecting views of the Navy Yard basin into the center of the elevator lobby. Visitors and employees can admire the mothballed ships sitting in the adjacent docks while embracing Central Green Park - connecting the building and its inhabitants to their surroundings.

1200 Intrepid / BIG - Steel, Beam
© Rasmus Hjortshõj

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Address:4747 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19112, United States

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Cite: "1200 Intrepid / BIG" 10 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799118/1200-intrepid-bjarke-ingels-group> ISSN 0719-8884

© Rasmus Hjortshõj

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