Pioneering a new generation of high-rise building in Berkeley, California, JRDV has designed an iconic new mixed-use tower that combines retail, hotel, conference center, and residences.
The building is designed to be a major contributor to Berkeley’s downtown culture, activity, and urban identity. The high-rise tower’s innovative design strategy at the base of the building scales the building to the historic fabric of downtown Berkeley and creates a more dynamic pedestrian context. The architecture is both modern and rooted in a memory of Berkeley’s unique historic buildings. The residential units at the top of the tower have unprecedented regional views and are set back to create a large private outdoor terrace that will create a new standard for high-density urban living.
The building is designed to be LEED Gold and will have sustainable environmental design features that showcase energy and water conservation. The architecture is designed to have a clear environmental vision that is expressed and integrated into every aspect of the design.
JRDV Urban International
Berkeley, California, USA
Master Plan/Urban Design