CENTER STREET PARKING GARAGE: A NET ZERO ENERGY PROJECT
LOCATION: Berkeley, California
TYPOLOGY: Parking Garage / Facade
CLIENT: The City of Berkeley
DESIGN ARCHITECT: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: International Parking Design, Inc. (IPD)
DESIGN TEAM LEADER: Conversion Management Associates (CMA)
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Architecture & Light
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Placeworks, Inc.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: KPFF Consulting Engineers
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: The Engineering Enterprise (TEE)
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Taylor Engineering
CIVIL ENGINEER: BKF Engineers
SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT: Brightworks Sustainability
FIRE PROTECTION: Jensen Hughes, Inc.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Overaa Construction
FAÇADE CONTRACTOR: B. T. Mancini Specialty Contractor
FAÇADE FABRICATIOR: California Sheet Metal Works, Inc.
Photography © 2018 Billy Hustace
The City of Berkeley's Downtown Art District has blossomed into a popular destination for local and regional visitors who arrive mostly by public transportation, bike or car to attend events at venues like Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Freight & Salvage, and The Jazz School, or patronize the burgeoning number of restaurants, bars, movie theatres, and stores. The original 1950's garage on this primo downtown site in the heart of the Arts District was not only insufficient in parking capacity, but was woefully below current day seismic safety standards. The replacement net zero energy building includes ground level retail art gallery and it incorporates public art into its facade design. The center street garage is projected to re-open fall 2017.
The design features “rooftop solar panels, high-efficiency color changing LED lighting, a rainwater collection system to bio-filter and store water for irrigation. It will also be the hub of a micro-grid that provides emergency power.” Covering a footprint of 128 feet by 258 ½ feet, the garage is 92 ½ feet tall, designed as a “double helix” parked on-ramp structure with car sharing parking, electric vehicle charging and bike parking. Vehicle access will be from 3 lanes on both Center and Addison Streets, and all lanes will be flexible to allow for multiple entry and exit lanes as determined by use. Vehicle circulation will be on an inclined ramp for both ascending and descending vehicles. The garage’s design will effectively move cars through the structure.
© 2017 by MARCY WONG DONN LOGAN ARCHITECTS. All Rights Reserved.