Phoenix Plaza
Phoenix Plaza
Phoenix Plaza
Phoenix Plaza
Phoenix Plaza
Phoenix Plaza
Phoenix Landscape
Phoenix Landscape
Phoenix Plaza

 

The Phoenix Headquarters building is an iconic modernist structure, an elliptic lenticular cylindrical tower mounted on a plinth above parking. Its 75,500 sq. ft. plaza is a critical open space in the city providing a physical connection to the Connecticut River, but it was in disrepair and in need of renovation. T|G’s redesign replaces its total hardscape with 34,000 sq. ft. of extensive, semi-intensive and intensive green roof plantings. The plantings significantly reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce yearly utility costs and capture stormwater. Aesthetically, they provide an ever-changing mosaic of colors and textures contributing to a more pedestrian friendly environment. The overall design maintains a refined clarity that is in keeping with the Architect’s original design intent, and the carefully appropriate detailing further contributes to a full integration of site and building.

Owner:

The Phoenix Companies, Inc.

Location:

Hartford, CT

Architect:

Hoffman Architects

Award:

CT ASLA Award of Excellence

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