Heritage Building as Passive House

Architect
Becker + Becker
Landscape Architecture
Blades & Gocven
Interior Design
Dutch East Design
Structural Engineering
GNCB
Building Services
LN Consulting Enginners
Fire Safety
LN Consulting Enginners
Construction Management
Consigli Construction
Lighting
Focus Lighting
© Seamus Payne
© Seamus Payne
© Seamus Payne
© Seamus Payne
© Seamus Payne
© Seamus Payne
© Seamus Payne
© Seamus Payne
The former headquarters of the tyre company Armstrong Rubber in New Haven can hardly be overlooked. In 1969 the brutalist building was completed according to plans by Marcel Breuer and Robert Gatje next to the highway access to the city . The steel frame structure and its facade consisting of prefabricated concrete elements were designed to be seen from afar. A five storey office structure seemingly floats above a two storey base, originally built for research laboratories and production facilities. The floor slabs of the floating structure are suspended from steel trusses that are located in the rooftop storey.