Glazing helped architects at Beyer Blinder Belle design the centerpiece of a neighborhood’s revitalization and create the tallest mixed-use development in Metro D.C.
Rosslyn Central Place sought a new standard for sophisticated living in a burgeoning Arlington neighborhood. Architects challenged themselves to create an iconic wayfinder and gathering place in Metro D.C., while still achieving the highest energy efficiency standards and providing ample daylighting for residents and workers.
Beyer Blinder Belle knew the right glass selection would help the building elevate the neighborhood and catch tourists’ eyes. The mixed-use development has a pair of high-rise towers, one residential and one commercial. The design of the 31-story towers featured unitized glass curtain walls with unique curved elements. A public observation deck at the top of the office tower offers incredible, 360-degree views of the nation’s capital. The right glass solution helps create an exciting destination in Metro D.C.
The architects chose Guardian SunGuard SNX 62/67, SuperNeutral 68 and AG 43 coatings to clad the gleaming towers. The beautiful exteriors are aided by the aesthetic properties of the low-E coated glass. SNX 62/27 and SN 68 offer a pleasing neutral look with a transparent feel. Meanwhile, AG 43 provides a crisp silver look and helps meet solar control goals.
The SunGuard coatings work in harmony to achieve design and performance goals. Solar heat is managed, and interiors are bright and comfortable. SN 68 transmits natural light while preventing the heat that usually comes with it. Meanwhile, SNX 62/27 uses triple silver technology to achieve superior energy performance. These attributes were key to Rosslyn Central Place achieving LEED Platinum Certification.
As the tallest mixed-use project in Metro D.C., Rosslyn Central Place ushers in a new area for its neighborhood. The inclusion of Guardian SunGuard low-E coated glass helped the forward-thinking project stand out, achieve sustainability goals and create a strong sense of community.