02 NEW YORK CITY HIGH NOTE

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181 Mercer Street is a new multi-use build­ing at New York Univer­sity that will ac­com­mo­date much-needed new class­rooms, per­form­ing arts ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing spa­ces, a mod­ern ath­letic fa­cil­ity, stu­dent and fac­ulty hous­ing, plus around 700 square me­tres of space for a pub­lic atrium. Also planned is a 350-seat theatre, along with the univer­sity’s first or­ches­tral ensem­ble room. Sus­tain­able el­e­ments of the de­sign in­clude: a trans­par­ent façade that re­duces en­ergy re­quire­ments through nat­u­ral light; low-flow plumb­ing; green roofs; and out­door ter­races with low-ir­ri­ga­tion plants to help nat­u­rally cool the build­ing, along with the use of state-of-the-art build­ing man­age­ment sys­tems.

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