This high-performance green building designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in association with FXFOWLE Architects contains 1,530,000 gross square feet, 800,000 square feet of which anchor tenant The New York Times occupies.
WSP USA provided comprehensive design services for the building’s core-and-shell, followed by the interior fit-out of The New York Times center and corporate headquarters. In an effort to reach aesthetic and sustainability goals for The New York Times building, the MEP design required the application of advanced technologies for some of the building’s most essential components such as water, lighting and air temperature controls.
The building features underfloor air distribution and demand-controlled ventilation. Daylighting controls for light fixtures and automatic shades maximize daylighting in the office while maintaining visual and thermal comfort. The team also integrated occupancy sensors and exterior sunshades into the design. The dedicated ventilation systems incorporate MERV12 high efficiency filtration and a humidification system to maintain optimum indoor air quality. The project uses 100% outside air.