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Author: John Rountree AIA
Title: Hotel Marcel
Category: Zero-carbon & resiliency
Description: This film will focus on the re-purposing of the former Pirelli Building in New Haven, CT from an office building to a boutique hotel. The building was designed by Marcel Breuer, a leader of the Bauhaus movement and was completed in 1969. It is considered landmark in "Brutalist" architecture. The Hotel Marcel will be the 1st net zero hotel in the county and the 1st Passive House certified hotel as well . All of it's electric usage will be supplied by on-site solar PV panels with battery storage. Bruce Becker, FAIA is the architect and developer and will describe the project and the thinking that went into it .