Rendering courtesy of CBT Architects
This new $260 million, 450,000 SF mixed-use complex located in Boston’s historic Back Bay includes the 5-star Mandarin Oriental hotel, 40 ultra-luxury condominiums, 48 apartments, a 16,000 square-foot spa and fitness center, and high-end retail facilities. The developers’ vision for the 13-story, 2-building complex was to create a world-class landmark facility incorporating leading edge technology into the ultimate in luxurious interior and exterior design.
“The idea,” said developer Robin Brown, “is to do something spectacular. We want to do something unique.”
The challenge for NV5, who served as MEP/FP/Telecom engineer on the design team for the prestigious project, was to investigate systems which could be seamlessly integrated into the luxurious interiors and roof gardens. The MEP systems design had to take into account factors such as acoustics and comfort and accommodate low floor-to-floor heights. In addition, the design featured significant coordination and tie-in with systems and utilities outside of the building foot print. The design also included many energy efficiency and green features, including steam generation for the steam-to-hot water plant through Trigen steam. The infrastructure for the condominiums was designed so that owners could select any MEP system they want when finishing their units.
In addition to shell and core systems design and fit-out of the hotel and retail areas of the development, NV5 completed commissioning services for the complex. NV5 also completed interior fit-out of numerous multi-million dollar private residences purchased in the complex.