Award Winning Project features NBK's Terrart®-Large Terracotta Tiles

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Jul 13, 2009

The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) honored building designer Leers Weinzapfel Associates with a 2008 Design Award for the University Library Services at Harvard University (AKA 90 Mount Auburn), located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In a statement, BSA called 90 Mount Auburn “a very direct design,” and praised the architects’ design approach, saying that it “does not pander to the existing context but instead is made sensitive through massing, scale and texture…”

The building’s façade is comprised of NBK’s Terrart® -Large terracotta tiles in a custom limestone color with a honed finish. The tile size measures approximately 1’ x 3’. These particular tiles were chosen to create a natural stone look.

This suspended façade construction, ventilated at the rear, offers a good solution for implementing modern architecture that fits well into an area that is comprised of older brick buildings.

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