North Park (The Madrone)
Mountain View, CA
The Madrone, is a site that was redeveloped in multiple phases that included new building and renovation of existing facilities. The first phase included two new 3 story 134 apartment unit buildings that create two separate outdoor plaza areas. One plaza is a terraced garden with curving walls that step down to create a center gathering space that invites use with specialty paving, seating, planting and lighting. Bioretention swales were designed to look like natural stream beds with boulders and planting. The second outdoor space offers a trellis for shaded seating with areas for community events. Transplanted mature Redwood trees and Chinese Pistache trees create a look as if the new buildings were sited around existing Redwood groves. The second phase of improvements included a renovation of the existing community center and pool/spa area. Contemporary paving patterns, new outdoor kitchen facilities and a fire pit area with Tivoli lights were incorporated to update and enrich the tenant experience. The final phase was to renovate all the planting and irrigation throughout the 7.5 acre site with drought tolerant plants and state of the art water conservation irrigation systems.
- Owner : Prometheus Real Estate Group
- Architects : Christiani Johnson Architects, Paul Davis Partnership, Studio T SQ.
- Status : Completed in 2015