Set among the pastoral beauty of the Sammamish River Valley, Woodinville Village is a unique combination of urban energy and natural serenity. Arranged along the main pedestrian and vehicular spine in the center of this community are three mixed-use buildings designed by Weber Thompson. The road curves around two of the buildings, revealing a variety of retail uses at the base, leading up to the winery retail and crush facilities at the northern end of the community.
To encourage strong pedestrian activation, our designers utilized extensive modulation, and pedestrian-scale detailing such as glass canopies, limestone bases, wood timber columns and trellises and a variety of color and textured materials to add layers to the pedestrian experience. The building’s modulation created outdoor pocket terraces for sitting and enjoying the views over coffee, while strong portal tower elements mark the building’s entries at important site axes and work to break down the overall massing of each building. A variety of roof lines and building heights also work to reinforce the residential scale.
Regional architecture influenced the materials palette with a range of durable materials used in distinct combinations and colors for each of the three buildings. Crush Lofts uses saturated color with black window frames, metal and cable deck rails and naturally stained cedar soffits to define itself as appealing to a hip, singleton demographic. Bacchus’s material palette includes heavy timber trellis elements while adding limestone and warm golden yellow stuccos and wood siding with chocolate brown window frames. Solera introduces warm-toned brick as the main finish material with warm stucco colors in addition to the natural toned wood trellis elements.
In Woodinville, visions of Tuscany in new 24-acre village
The Seattle Times
June 28, 2007
2008 Award of Commendation, International Making Cities Livable Conference