sidney research campus, CAMBRIDGE, MA
The new Sidney Research Campus is composed of several research and lab facilities just a stones throw from the rapidly developing Kendall Square district. CBA redesigned a linear courtyard between 200 Sidney and 40 Erie Streets, developed a new entry plaza and created a new park at the corner of Erie and Waverly Streets. For the linear courtyard, CBA created a new axis for circulation which pivots slightly away from the buildings thus setting up a dynamic relationship between the landscape and architecture. The new geometry informs all of the elements within the entry plaza and corner park, including the paving planting, lighting and site furniture.