Ted Kane of the Morphosis Architects created this hall, under the direction of Thom Mayne, in 2010. It took two years to build Bill & Melinda Gates Hall, with construction ending in 2014. Located at Cornell University, this hall houses both the Computing Science and Information Science departments.
This building uses about 30% less energy than typical academic buildings through perforated metal shading screens and lake-source cooling… to name a few. Bill and Melinda Gates Hall was made with a large amount of recycled and local materials, making it even more environmentally friendly.
This building is perfect for technological sciences. It looks like something out of 2050. The open-air design inside allows for communication and collaboration between departments previously divided.
Information found at http://www.morphosis.com/architecture/212/