Westbank’s Energy Hub . San Jose

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The Energy Hub is designed to complement the adjacent Bank of Italy building also by BIG, while creating a mix of retail, rental residential and workspace with expansive floorplates.

Connecting two alleys on either side of the site, an arch cuts through the project creating an expanded public realm and urban room that will activate the entire surrounding neighborhood. The Energy Hub’s name comes from the two kinds of energy it creates: the photovoltaic panels on the louvers and the roof harness energy from the sun and the public realm generates human energy, from the connections and interactions it helps foster.