In today's issue of The New York Times, Alexandra Lange writes about a significant shift in current urban architecture trends—one that Sasaki is proud to be at the forefront of. While urban projects can sometimes be at odds with local communities and their histories, a new breed of architecture that better integrates into community landscapes and community life while achieving both local neighborhood and municipal goals manifests in buildings like the Dudley Square Municipal Office Facility, which will house 500 Boston Public School Employees starting in 2015. The "strategic architecture" that Lange touts brings together communities and government in common cause to create spaces that become catalysts for area development by "transforming, but not disturbing."
Lange highlights the physical and metaphorical "beacon" that the Dudley Square building will be, enhancing the vibrant surrounding community and spurring new ideas and business, while still preserving its history and context through design.
Read the entire article here, and check out this achievement for Boston when Dudley's doors open next year.
Sasaki, in collaboration with the Netherlands-based design firm Mecanoo, worked with the City of Boston to design a municipal office building in Dudley Square. Located in the heart of Roxbury, Dudley...