2 Harbor Life-Science Center

Client Beacon Capital Partners
Location Boston, MA
Project Type Office
Status In Design

The 2 Harbor Life-Science Center creates a new workplace destination in the South Boston waterfront.

Situated on 4-acres in the South Boston waterfront, 2 Harbor features 500,000 SF of commercial core and shell life science use with associated amenities, parking and a signature open space. The design embraces the existing light-industrial uses and the character of the surrounding neighborhood, while providing distinctive open spaces, amenities, and experiences to attract employers, employees, and the surrounding community. Building amenities for office tenants include lobby café, bike room, gym, lounge, conference center, exterior terrace and indoor/outdoor yoga room.

The façade design reflects the character of the marine industrial surrounding buildings, with corrugated metal paneling and torqued copper-color horizontal and vertical metal bands, while also providing large triple-glazed windows to allow for natural daylight and a quiet working environment. Sustainability is a driving factor for the project, as it is targeted to achieve LEED Gold, WELL Gold, and 9 Foundations certifications, with robust reductions in water and energy consumption. Indoor and outdoor restorative spaces and ubiquitous biophilia, including lobby planters and green wall contribute to mindfulness and wellness.

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