Park Avenue West
Park Avenue West is a 30-story mixed-use development in the heart of Portland’s Central Business District. Standing just over 502 ft. tall, the tower is a distinctly slender, sculptural icon on the Portland skyline. It features two floors of premium retail space, 15 floors of housing (202 residential units),13 floors of Class A office space, and six floors of below-grade parking.
At once intricately detailed and transparent, the façade is articulated by subtle shifts of plane that modulate light and reflection, allowing the building to transform as sunlight revolves throughout the day. A warm palette of timeless materials lends a rich mix of textural surfaces: the detail and depth of natural stone at the base, the clarity and transparency of glass storefront and curtainwall, and the crisp, taut precision of metal panel. Shifts in building floor plates enveloped by folded planes in the curtainwall capture views of Portland’s esteemed landmarks and vistas From the natural beauty of the Park Blocks to the majesty of Mount Hood, the vitality of Portland industry along the Willamette River, and hub of activity in Pioneer Square.
The design of Park Avenue West is emblematic of Portland’s goal to create a 24-hour livable city. The transparency of the retail floors energizes the pedestrian experience. The residential and office floors feature floor-to-ceiling glass and extensive views of downtown Portland, and operable windows provide a direct connection to the sights and sounds on surrounding streets. Terraces on office floors 25 and 29 bring tenants outdoors, capturing 360-degree views of the city, and the sixth floor residential amenity space provides a front row seat to Director Park.
Year: 2016 Location: Portland, OR Size: 612,550 sq. ft. ,/br> LEED: Platinum