An obsolete industrial site safeguarded the core values of those that came before: nature, community, and urbanity. From their legacy, the design team harvested the elements for this mixed-use community, which is a model for the urban revitalization of central Orange County.
The site is centered around an existing data center, which functioned as both a physical constraint and an opportunity to establish a street edge for the central promenade. The five-story mixed-use development was sited in such a way as to invite and engage the public, connecting it to adjacent hospitality uses, nearby shopping, and entertainment destinations and future mixed-use neighborhoods. Beveled at the corner, the building invites visitors onto a pedestrian-scaled entry parkway. Ground-floor retail and large alcoves planned into the building’s street frontage create social space and allow for a sidewalk café culture. Community amenities include several distinctive concepts, including a rooftop pool, spa retreat and salt room.
The building architecture evokes a layered modernism, with prominent composite panels inlaid with wood siding and metal trim, which alternate with tile treatments. Large storefront and composite windows recessed and arranged in a variety of patterns create both livability and exterior interest. The neutral, modular facades are accentuated by whimsical balconies of colorful plexiglass. Diverse plans offer unique studio units on the street edge capturing the active street scene via large glazed windows. With the integration of nature, community building, and an urban environment, a true multi-generational, live-work-play mecca is born, where families prosper, relationships are forged, and businesses flourish.
Architect/Designer | AO Architects
Builder | Alliance Residential
Developer | Alliance Residential
Interior Merchandiser | H. Hendy Associates
Landscape Architect/Designer | MJS
Interior Designer | H. Hendy Associates
Marketing Firm | Palmer Public and Studio Fabric
Photographer | Vincent Ivicevic | Adrian Tiemens Photography
It’s NAHB award season! Broadstone Arden at Park & Paseo took home two awards last season: BALA, the residential building industry’s premier design awards program; and Pillars, NAHB’s multifamily awards program celebrating excellence in development concepts, financing, and management. Why not enter both?