PETERSEN STUDIO is completing Construction Documents on a 437-unit residential high-rise project at 24th and Harrison Streets near the edge of Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland. The centerpiece of the project is the 35,000 sf Amenity Deck. This extensive podium landscape integrates a large pool deck with 80’ lap pool, an amenity pavilion surrounded by generous indoor/outdoor wood terraces for outdoor exercise and socializing, a large multi-use lawn for events and passive recreation, and intimate garden rooms, all interwoven within a framework of colorful gardens in every season.
A cantilevered shade structure wraps the pavilion and extends along the edge of the pool deck, providing a band of architectural shade that complements the informal drift of flowering shade trees. A perimeter tree frame along the walls of the L-shaped tower combines with a linear bamboo scrim along the edge of the windowless adjacent development for dramatic vertical garden containment, and subtle grade changes heighten views while providing shelter from cool breezes.