Editor’s pickPlans for America’s largest timber office building have been revealed and it’s going to be in Newark

12-02-2018

Image: Michael Green Architecture/ Lotus Equity Group

 

Newark, New Jersey, is the next city to be home to the United States’ largest mass timber office building, developer Lotus Equity Group and Michael Green Architecture revealed.

A part of the Riverfront Square redevelopment project, the office building will feature a timber-framed structure and house up to 500,000 square feet of Class A office space.

Ben Korman, CEO and founder of Lotus Equity Group, said, “The vision we share with Michael Green is to design the most environmentally sustainable office tower that enhances the health of tenants and the surrounding communities through efficient planning and green design.”

Michael Green, founder and principal of Michael Green Architecture, added that the new project lays the foundation for the future of Riverfront Square and the city of Newark more broadly.

Image: Michael Green Architecture/ Lotus Equity Group

 

 

“Good buildings are good neighbours,” he said. “And we envision a sustainable, efficient and architecturally-stunning future for Newark.”

Wood was selected for its low carbon footprint. It reduces emissions during the building’s construction process.

The entire development in Riverfront Square will feature 11.8 acres of mixed-use buildings by TEN Arquitectos, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU), Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners and Michael Green Architecture and parkland designed by James Corner Field Operations.