Taylor 28, Seattle
Taylor 28 reconnects an unclaimed community to the city of Seattle through vibrant pedestrian open spaces. The first residential, mixed-use development in this transforming neighborhood, the project reclaims 20 feet of underutilized roadway to enhance public space and the quality of urban experience.
A formal tree grid and regular paving are abandoned in favor of rich materials and curving forms meant to draw pedestrians toward the building. Organic features with built-in seating carve small outdoor rooms for intimate gatherings, neighborhood dinners, and conversations. Rainwater runoff from the plaza flows into permeable paving and a series of urban raingardens. Canopy tree coverage and planting contribute to heat island reduction and CO2 offsetting. The 197-unit apartment complex also utilizes sustainable strategies for energy use reduction, additional heat island reduction, and stormwater collection.
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