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The Century                                             

The Century, a Built Green 10-story apartment tower adds another livable housing community to the Denny Triangle district of Seattle. Nakano Associates reimagined the streetscape with curbside planting areas that capture and clean stormwater runoff and buffer residences from heavy traffic. Along the sidewalk curving seat walls protect the bioretention planters while providing integral seating for pedestrians. The street level live/work townhomes have individual elevated entries and small private outdoor seating areas to encourage lively street life.

The roof deck is an urban refuge with panoramic views of Downtown and South Lake Union. Large timber beams extend from the community room to form an arbor on the deck. The roof-deck provides open space for residents with lounging and dining furniture, barbecue areas, and a dog run. Two large green roofs on either side of the deck significantly reduce stormwater runoff and create ever-changing scenery. The ninth floor of the building steps back to form a Japanese-garden-inspired terrace garden as well as a more private outdoor dining area with a barbeque outside the community room.

Location: Seattle, Washington

Client: SRM Development

Architect: Runberg Architecture Group

Learn More: “The Century” Helps Transform Denny Triangle into a Neighborhood