Milstein Family Heart Center - NYPH
The Milstein Family Heart Center features a beautiful curved facade to optimize views of the Hudson river which the facility overlooks. Custom vertical fabric louvers, manufactured by Hunter Douglas Architectural, are managed by an Embedia Solarai Plus control system to bring this incredible dynamic facade to life. Tracking the position of the sun, the louvers are moved in 5° increments throughout the day to block out direct sunlight while maximizing views and soft natural light within the interior space.
Project ArchitectPei Cobb Freed & Partners
Control FeaturesPredictive Solar Tracking , Advanced Modeling , Anti-glare Regions , Vertical Louvers
Certification and AwardsLEED Gold Certified2012 - Green Good Design Award: Architecture - Chicago Athenaeum/European Centre2012 - Design Awards: Citation - AIA NY State Chapter2011 - American Architecture Award - Chicago Athenaeum/European Centre2011 - Platinum Award for Engineering Excellence - American Council of Engineering Companies of New York2009 - Best of 2009 Awards: Award of Merit - McGraw Hill