Democracy Tower - Duda|Paine Architects
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Democracy Tower

A new building for the heart of the 80-acre world-renowned Reston Town Center required sensitivity to its neighbors, while adding much needed office space for Reston’s urban core. The resulting 9-story office tower, which is perched atop an existing 8-level retail and garage complex, is one of the tallest buildings in the area with excellent visibility and panoramic views in all directions.

 

Democracy Tower’s northern facade, which faces Reston, reflects the materiality and patterning of neighboring masonry buildings, while the highly visible southern side presents a gently bowed expanse of curtain wall—a mirrored interior layer and an etched outer layer—with aluminum sun shades detailed to take advantage of the southern exposure. The property features street level retail spaces and a sky lobby. Democracy achieved LEED Gold and was the first LEED-certified office building in Reston Town Center and won the NAIOP Northern Virginia Award of Excellence.

 

 

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Working

Location

Reston, Virginia

Size

230,000 sf

Sustainability

LEED Gold Certified