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Seattle City Hall 2003
Seattle City Hall 2003
Peter Bohlin
Seattle, Washington
Aiming for LEED Silver, BCJ earned Gold for its Seattle City Hall. The firmís strategies included a range of shading schemes, light shelves to distribute daylight inside, and a green roof. The city posited three requirements: City Hall had to be open and welcoming, environmentally respectful, and last 100 years. Outer walls of glass carry daylight into interiors and express the ideal of open government, while the lobby serves as a town square. The building, which glows at night, has become a civic focus for the downtown area.
Photo © Nic Lehoux

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