Architectural Digest features nine new university buildings around the including Cornell Tech's first academic building, the Bloomberg Center.
Relocating from New York’s Chelsea neighborhood to Roosevelt Island—an enclave in the East River between Manhattan and Queens that once served as an asylum for the mentally ill—Cornell Tech’s new 710,000-square-foot campus boasts a Who’s Who of starchitects. The crown jewel is perhaps the Bloomberg Center, a 160,000-square-foot home base of sorts, conceived by Thom Mayne, design director of the Pritzker Prize–winning Morphosis architecture firm. A distinguishing feature in its design is an energy canopy and solar panels, which will help it become one of the largest net-zero buildings in the U.S. Upon completion this summer, it will generate all its power on campus. The firm also recently completed the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex at the Lawrence Technological University in Michigan.
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