In response to Austin´s metropolitan population and employment growth, Gables Residential purchased a .75 acre site fronting on Republic Park Square and is moving forward with a development of mixed-use urban residential tower with street level retail. The 16 story tower consists of 222 apartments, 14,650 sf of retail and an elevated pool and club facility overlooking Republic Park from the 6th level rooftop.
The architectural expression reaches out to the cultural heritage of its warehouse neighborhood, a series of brick-clad buildings that now house a vibrant retail life. Formally speaking, the architectural composition is fragmented into four (4) building blocks that break down the scale of the large tower. A two story retail base is punctuated with glass storefront and retail canopies and expands the Great Streets program along Fourth Street and Guadalupe Street to encourage sidewalk cafes and an active pedestrian scene.
The progressive design features a large, overscale brise de soleil fronting on Republic Park. This prominent architectural feature provides shade to the pool and clubhouse levels and architectural interest from the park. The materials palette for the design include aluminum glass, brick, and bluestone accents at the retail street level and a combination of brick and stone accents for the residential tower. Views from the tower and the balconies provided at every apartment unit will extend to the Capitol on the north and Town Lake on the south, and of course Republic Park to the west.
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