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Grace Farms – New Canaan, Connecticut

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Building: Grace Farms
Address: 65 Lukes Wood Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840, United States
Architect: SANAA
Size: 60,000 sq.ft.
Completed: 2015
Executive Architect: Handel Architects LLP
Landscape Architect: OLIN
HVAC, MEP engineer and lighting: Buro Happold
Project Manager: Paratus Group
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
Civil Engineer: McChord Engineering
Sustainability Consultant: Transsolar
Acoustics: Harvey Marshall Berling Associates, Nagata Acoustics

AE Interest: Nestled amid 75 acres of meadows, woods, wetlands and lakes [1]; closed loop geothermal cooling system that greatly reduced energy use compared to traditional outdoor chillers; below ground external tunnels to bring outdoor air into the center [3]; 77 of Grace Farms’ 80 acres are to remain in perpetuity as open meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds [4].
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Written by shijunxu

April 19, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Built

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