With sweeping views of Bellevue’s skyline, Downtown Park, Lake Washington and the mountains, the Park 88 apartment building transitions between the Old Bellevue historic district with its small scale one and two story buildings and the nearby modern towers of downtown.
The architecture is played up to relate to the site’s geometry, with a curve that parallels the road and a dramatic sweep to the north that enhances the views of the park and downtown. Windows on the building are very generous and vision glass is at the maximum allowed by Washington State’s energy code. A subtle v-shape in the façade adds relief along the alley and creates additional views for the project. Metal frames on the building rise up, with the north façade frame actually cantilevering 15 feet above the roof, defining a zone for several outdoor amenity spaces, such as a massive two-sided fireplace and BBQ and dining spaces. A courtyard on the second floor is wrapped by a number of amenities including a theater, fitness/yoga room, business center with conference room and the leasing center.
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Daily Journal of Commerce
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