The new 208,000-square-foot, four-story office building for leading worldwide research-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, located at Five Crescent Drive in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard Corporate Center, is a dynamic, invigorating workplace for the 21st century. Open, loft-like office floors foster communication and collegial interaction among GSK’s employees; a dramatic, light-flooded street-like atrium brings people together as it brings the outdoors in. Energy-efficient glass interior and exterior walls bring natural daylight into the office floors and offer views of the Navy Yard and Center City Philadelphia beyond. Work spaces include shared work stations, team tables, meeting areas, social areas, and quiet rooms; amenities include a fitness center, restaurant, retail services, and free parking for employees and visitors. The building’s landscaped roof, which will reduce energy costs and absorb storm water, accommodates up to 500 people for conferences and receptions. The facility is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
Five Crescent Drive 1: Five Crescent Drive exterior.
Five Crescent Drive 2: Grand Stair.
Five Crescent Drive 3: Stair landing.
Five Crescent Drive 4: Open workspaces.
Five Crescent Drive 5: View from Catwalk.
Five Crescent Drive 6: Typical meeting arrangement.
Project Location Philadelphia PA USA
Project Type: Office
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