“The Century” Helps Transform Denny Triangle into a Neighborhood
September 15, 2014 | By Admin |
The Century, a Built Green 10-story apartment tower recently completed by SRM Development, adds another livable housing community to the Denny Triangle district of Seattle. Nakano Associates completely reimagined the streetscape with curbside planters that capture and clean stormwater runoff and buffer residences from heavy traffic. Austrian Pines planted as street trees bring a unique character to the street and complement the dark earth tones of the building’s façade. Austrian Pines are very hardy trees that can withstand the harsh city conditions in Seattle, surviving both heat and drought and the clay and alkaline soils.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. 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 an ever-changing setting.
The ninth floor of the building steps back to create a Japanese-garden-inspired terrace garden as well as a more private outdoor dining area with a barbeque outside the community room.