The unique mixed-use building is comprised of retail and office spaces, a parking garage, a macaw aviary-sanctuary, and a communal roof terrace.
The inspiring central feature of the design of the Naval West building is an aviary, that functions as a sanctuary for the protection of macaw parrots, a hobby and passion of the client's. The vertical aviary rises from the ground floor entry plaza and pierces through the roof of the building, visually pinning the structure to the earth. The aviary includes a pedestrian bridge that allows access to a feeding platform for caretakers to inhabit and interact with the parrots. The architectural design, including the aviary and low-e glass facades, are all influenced by the client's aviation background & skills.
The roof terrace provides a place for users to relax, enjoy views of the cityscape, congregate, and fully witness the adjacent aviary with closer proximity. The aviary is nestled in the Northeast corner of the building, framed by the glass facades of the building mass and the sidewalk colonnade at plaza-level. This covered arcade creates a shaded processional way for pedestrians and invites them to view the parrot habitat, retail shops, restaurant and the main lobby entrance of the building.
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