Breaking the Mold in Boston’s Innovation District
The Schӧck Isokorb® thermal break will help to conserve energy costs, but more importantly will ensure the durability of the structure and the comfort of its occupants.
The Seaport is one of Boston's hottest development areas, changing the South Boston waterfront with 346 luxury rental units and 25,000 square feet of retail space. Located at the corner of Seaport Boulevard and Boston Wharf Road, the tower will be part of the 25-acre Seaport Square project expected to fill in many of the Innovation District's vast surface parking lots with more pedestrian-orientated walkways. The building itself has three outdoor spaces, a ground floor garden, second-floor terrace, and a rooftop deck.
The Watermark Seaport is being developed as a joint venture between Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc. the builder behind the new Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge and the World Trade Center memorial and museum in New York, and Twining Properties, developer of the Watermark Cambridge.
The Watermark Seaport was designed by ADD Inc, who was recently featured in The Boston Globe's Game Changers, recognizing entrepreneurial organizations that accomplished something "remarkable or cool" in 2013. The associated article celebrates ADD Inc's ongoing effort to make urban living spaces more affordable and efficient.
"While this is the first project in Boston to use Schӧck Isokorb®, several other projects are on board including the Millennium Tower. Developers in New York and Canada have been pushing forward with installations of Schӧck Isokorb®, and local Boston architects and engineers are now embracing the technology at a critical juncture," says Matt Capone, Schӧck, North East Sales Manager.
Building codes currently fall short of preventing thermal bridging, yet it is clear that the impact of these balcony locations are significant to efficient safe buildings, and upcoming code revisions will reflect this need, following in the foot steps of the European building standards.
The Watermark Seaport is targeting LEED Gold certification. Construction is expected to be completed by March 2016.
For more information please contact Schöck USA Inc. at 855 572 4625 or visit www.schock-us.com.