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The Century Project for the Space Needle by Olson Kundig

Architecture | January 24, 2020 |

The Century Project for the Space Needle by Olson Kundig
Image courtesy of Olson Kundig

The Century Project for the Space Needle by Olson Kundig
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Status: Completed

Led by Design Principal Alan Maskin, the Century Project is a renovation of the Space Needle focused on enhancing the visitor experience for the next 50 years. Providing a new sense of transparency, the redesign hearkens back to the Space Needle’s original guiding principle: providing unparalleled views. On the Observation Level, new seamless floor-to-ceiling glass walls, structural glass barriers, and integral glass benches allow visitors to lean into the city below them. Inside, the new Oculus Stair connects all three top levels with a glass-floored oculus at its base. At the 500-foot level, The Loupe is now the world’s first and only revolving glass floor.

The Century Project for the Space Needle by Olson Kundig
Image courtesy of Olson Kundig

The new design allows visitors to observe the city of Seattle below – as it was always intended to do – and to see the engineering ingenuity of the original structure in new ways. Necessary mechanical, building envelope and structural updates, including seismic retrofitting and accessibility improvements, help preserve the Space Needle‘s legacy for the next 50 years of visitors. The project is targeting LEED® Gold for Commercial Interiors certification.

more. www.olsonkundig.com

The Century Project for the Space Needle by Olson Kundig
Image courtesy of Olson Kundig
The Century Project for the Space Needle by Olson Kundig
Image courtesy of Olson Kundig
The Century Project for the Space Needle by Olson Kundig
Image courtesy of Olson Kundig

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