Weber Thompson served as the Design Architect and Design Landscape Architect for this proposed residential tower at 8th & Columbia, on a key site in the 'pill hill' district - Seattle's hub of medicine. Bold and sculpted geometry including a glimmering glass wing, precast concrete fins, and a transparent vertical slab all rise upward to meet an iconic roofline which is influenced by contextual architectural elements that exist in the neighborhood.
Catering to modern city-dwellers, these upscale apartments extend into the building with deluxe amenities and bonus areas. A generous, 3,000 square foot fitness center is situated below ground, with large windows that looks through a water wall and into the public open space. Just above the fitness center is an activity lawn, perfect for enjoying lawn games. Residents of 8th and Columbia with four-legged friends will enjoy the pet exercise area and dog lounge, complete with space for bathing and grooming. A bike storage room with workshop space for repairs or maintenance is ready for commuters, or those looking to just tool around town.
The site proved to be quite challenging with a 28' grade change along Columbia Avenue. Our design team remedied this with a tiered public / private park / open space that will gracefully buffer the building from the street edge. The European-inspired open space contains open lawn space, a 2-story water wall / fountain, paved sitting and gathering areas, and plenty of trees and greenery to provide a park-like oasis for residents and neighbors.
Read more about 8th & Columbia’s stunning Landscape Architectural design here.
Daniels to start work on 800 Columbia condo tower in May
Daily Journal of Commerce
February 28, 2019