Designed as a vertical village to encourage socializing and movement, Active Design strategies make this 122-unit, LEED-Platinum, affordable, senior housing a healthy and sustainable home where residents can thrive.
The emphasis on community and well-being begins at the entrance where an L-shaped bench and a double-height glazed vestibule welcome residents and guests into a bright lobby. In addition to a large community room and rear garden terrace on the ground floor, there are furnished lounges on every floor, with varying configurations catering to different activities.
The building has an efficient envelope and a rooftop solar array, while horizontal sunshades cast dappled shadows across south-facing façade echoing the traditional fire escapes that adorn neighboring buildings. The development is protected by a fiber-cement rainscreen system that also defines the colorful exterior. Bright yellow and dark gray panels pop across surfaces of pale blue-gray and tranquil blue-green. This lively color palette reappears inside the building, where accent walls aid in wayfinding.
All of the community spaces are conveniently accessible from the main circulation spine – a light-filled “Active Stair” with glass walls and a transparent enclosure in the lobby, and an elevator core where people can enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows.
There is a 12th-floor roof garden adjoining a sunlit reading area and roomy alcoves that project from the glazed corridors above.