Harvard Business School, Tata Hall
Award of Merit
This add-on to the Harvard Business School sits near the edge of the Charles River and extends the premier institution's reach toward Boston.
Sited on the banks of the Charles River, Tata Hall at Harvard Business School creates a porous edge to the campus and a new sense of openness between the school and the city of Boston. Dedicated to the Executive Education program, the building groups students into clusters of eight-person suites, each with a common space for work, collaboration and presentations.
The building responds beautifully to the river in all directions and defines outdoor space on the river’s edge and the internal campus. This is a contemporary take on Aalto’s Baker House and provides a thoughtful solution to a cohort model of executive education programs. The sophistication of the detailing and performance of the exterior skin allows the transparency of the ground floors to expose the public parts of the building.