* Project Design by Kappe+Du Architects, with Jiane Du
2-story "yard side"
Architecture With a Positive Aesthetic That
Maximizes Efficiencies + Space
The Martinez Maintenance Service
Center* will serve the City Public Works divisions, consisting of
an administration/shops building, a vehicle maintenance garage, a
storage building, and a covered parking structure.
Key Project Considerations
To site the administration building to take
advantage of passive solar energy
To minimize impact on the street front by
creating a one-story presence
To cost-effectively provide a public building
with potential for growth and expansion
Successes for This Project
Design the administration building with a public
rectangular structure, parallel to Pacheco Boulevard, is oriented
in the south and north direction to maximize its use of passive
Taking advantage of the site's natural contour,
the 2-story yard side of the building contains the shops, garage
and a storage building one story below the street level.
Retain the amenity of existing redwood trees along
Pacheco Boulevard and augment that by a site- sensitive landscape
plan. The large existing trees provide solar shading.