Northeastern University: Custom Precast Terrazzo for a World-Class, Climate-Responsive Design
Northeastern University’s behemoth Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) is a world-class, climate-responsive facility designed to use 75 percent less energy than a typical research lab. The spherical six-story building features more than 234,000 square feet of classroom space and a high-performance façade that contributes to natural visual and thermal comfort control. Its futuristic profile is mirrored by a bright and impressively thought-out interior, highlighted by Tectura Designs’ perfectly symmetrical custom precast terrazzo spiral staircase, a monochromatic series of treads and risers that elegantly corkscrew from floor to floor.
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