Projects : Podium
A 5-over-3 podium structure with six levels of residential and two levels of underground parking, Block 43 is a transit-oriented development in the waterfront district of Portland, Oregon. As part of a mixed use development, the ground level includes a combination of commercial and residential uses. The project fronts three streets with rail stops on two sides of the building. A pedestrian mall fronts the fourth side and leads to the river. The U-shaped building has an interior courtyard engaged with the street that acts as a pubic pocket park during the day and a quiet place for residents in the evenings. The roof deck offers dual views of the Willamette River and of downtown Portland.
The design concept of the building is a modern interpretation of classic downtown buildings, with a characteristic stone base, brick body, and stucco top. The project team is working closely with the Design Review Board to pursue LEED-Gold certification for this project.