Project name: University of Massachusetts North Chiller Plant
Project location: Amherst, MA
Firm name: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Jury comments: This chiller plant is an unexpectedy beautiful building. Its design celebrates the industrial and makes it fun with a mix of color and transparency that maximize its passive educational potential. A historically forgettable building type becomes a sublime architectural moment, framing pedestrian flows and views to the surrounding landscape.
Client: University of Massachusetts
Consultants: Fontaine Brothers; Acentech; Brown, Richardson + Rowe; Campbell-McCabe; Jensen Hughes; Nitsch Engineering; RMF Engineering; Steve McHugh; VJ Associates
Photography: Brad Feinknopf