Boston Convention and Exhibition Center by Rafael Viñoly Architects
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center • Boston, Massachusetts • Rafael Viñoly Architects
With the Boston Convention Center the designers worked hard to move away from the typical 'black box' style of convention centers, which are enclosed, and have very limited natural lighting. They created a space that is completely infused with natural light and features high slopping ceilings. These two features work together to create a space that is open and inviting. The most striking visual element of the building is the curving metal roof which projects out and actually hangs over the street. While the roof is much more than a design feature as it allows the building to serve as a transitional piece linking otherwise separate parts of the city.