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River Building
Project Type:
Library, Pavilion, Indoor Amphitheater, Gymnasium, Multi-Purpose
Project Location:
365 Lukes Wood Road
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
USA
Project Scope:
Levels Above Ground: 
Awards and Acknowledgements:
AIA Connecticut:
2016 Design Honor Award
American Institute of Architects (AIA):
2017 National Architecture Honor Award
Architizer:
2016 Architecture + Engeering A+ Award
Engineering News Record (ENR):
2016 Best Project, Culture/Worship Category
Fast Company:
2016 Innovation by Design, Social Good Finalist
Illuminating Engineering Society:
2016 Lumen Awards, Award of Merit
The Architect's Newspaper:
2016 Best of Design Awards, Building of the Year
TownVibe:
2016 Green Award
Design Features:
Commissioning, Daylighting, Water Conservation
Project Summary:
Known as the River because of the way it meanders through the rolling terrain, the SANAA building seamlessly integrates into the natural setting at Grace Farms in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Nestled into the landscape, the River begins on a knoll and then flows down the long, gentle slope in a series of bends, forming pond-like spaces on its journey. Structurally, the building of glass, concrete, steel, and wood is in essence a single long roof, which seems to float some 10 to 14 feet above the surface of the ground as it twists and turns across the landscape. The walkways, courtyards, and glass-wrapped volumes that form beneath the roof are remarkably transparent and invite people to engage with the expansive natural surroundings.

(Source: Grace Farms Foundation)
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Design and Construction Team:
Paratus Group
Owners Representative
SANAA
Design Architect
Handel Architects LLP
Architect of Record
OLIN
Landscape
Sciame
Construction Manager
Sasaki
Structural Engineer
Silman
Structural Engineer
BuroHappold
Mechanical Engineer, Lighting, Daylighting, Sustainability Engineer, Energy Modeling
Langan
Geotechnical Engineer
AEI | Alderson Engineering
Geothermal Designer
Front
Building Envelope Consultant
Transsolar KlimaEngineering
Sustainability Consultant
Reg Hough Associates, LLD
Concrete Consultant
Nagata Acoustics
Acoustics Consultant
Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
Acoustics, AV/IT, Security Consultant
Davison Environmental
Soils and Wetlands Consultant
Michael W. Klemens, PhD
Conservation Planning and Herpetologist
Genesys Engineering
Commissioning
Stuart-Lynn Company
Cost Estimating
RVDI
Surveyor
HAKS
Testing/Inspections
Pentagram
Graphics
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Images:
Dean Kaufman
Iwan Baan
Iwan Baan
Iwan Baan
Iwan Baan
SANAA, Handel Architects