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NOAA: Past & Future | DesignRealized Case Study

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) building in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii – one of the most environmentally innovative national historic landmarks in the US.

This Pacific Regional Center (PRC) involves significant adaptive reuse of two historic Albert Kahn designed hangars and new construction linking the hangars, providing 400,000 sq. ft. of contiguous space for a diverse range of functions including the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the National Weather Service, marine research, and administrative functions.

Hydronic passive cooling and ventilation supported by a seawater well, natural day-lighting, and the absence of mechanical fans all support a high performance design based upon the ecology of the Pacific.

via NOAA: Past & Future | DesignRealized Case Study.