The Corporate Park of Staten Island is about to gain a new addition in the form of a seven-story, 320,000-sf Class-A office community. CetraRuddy, the project architect, recently revealed the design of the building, which will break ground later this summer.
Dubbed Corporate Commons Three, the new building will feature all of the top amenities usually found in Manhattan office buildings, including a 40,000-sf green roof complete with an organic farm and beehives to make honey. Food from the farm and honey from the bees will be used in the building’s non-profit on-site restaurant. A vineyard, landscaping, and local art will connect the office building with surrounding structures and beautify the area.
Rendering courtesy CetraRuddy.
Aside form its rooftop organic farm the most striking aspects of Corporate Commons Three’s design are the two dynamic, angled glass facades with vertical fins. The fin-equipped facades will provide ample daylight and passive solar protection, which will help the building achieve LEED Silver. An additional long angular overhand at the base will shade a pedestrian path.
"Our design for the building emphasizes a balance of natural light and shading, with the shape of the structure itself offering shade thanks to the angled North and South facades, and daylight coming from floor-to-ceiling low-e glass on all stories, 14-foot floor-to-floor heights throughout, and a double-height public lobby at the main entrance,” says Eugene Flotteron, AIA, Principal, CetraRuddy.
The building has been designed with a wide range of uses in mind including restaurant, retail, commercial, and medical tenants. Large, adaptable floorplates ensure the space can be used for a variety of tenants.