A new public Atrium, built to link seven buildings on Binney Street in Boston Massachusetts with a large public park, has now opened. The Atrium which features three Jakob Webnet structures, has been constructed in the centre of the group of buildings, with the architects designing the new open space to allow access through the site from neighbouring buildings to the new park.
The Atrium is designed to feel like an extension of the exterior landscape design at the ground floor, with natural materials and textures having been used to connect the Atrium’s interior and the exterior landscape. To maximize the visual transparency of the atrium, the glass walls and roof are enhanced by several three-dimensional Jakob Webnet structures, which effectively forming a free standing indoor Green Wall.
These structures are suspended by a primary stainless steel rope structure, and allow the tropical vines to climb from the plant beds at the floor to the glass ceiling, providing a space rich with natural light and shadows.