2270 Broadway

Client Hines
Location Oakland, CA
Status In Design

2270 Broadway blends metal panels, concrete, and glass into a textured grid-work.

2270 Broadway is a new 223-unit, 23-story residential tower spanning half a block in Oakland, positioned to serve as a landmark gateway between the city’s burgeoning Arts & Entertainment District and the future Broadway/Valdez Retail Corridor. The project is designed to appeal to the eclectic mix of residents that is distinctive to Oakland, from local craftsmen and small business owners, to aspiring entrepreneurs and technology professionals.

Designed as a fusion of metal, glass and concrete, 2270 Broadway is intended to reflect the industrial history of the city, referencing the automotive history of Broadway and the city’s legacy as a major shipping port. The building is visually separated into two distinct volumes: a long, narrow textured block and a singular crystalline tower, which holds the corner. These volumes are defined by a chamfer that runs the height of the building and frames the tower top. At the ground level, the pedestrian experience includes multiple retail and residential entrances along Broadway, 23rd Street, and Webster Street. A massive angled column marks the main building entrance at the corner and becomes a defining element of the front door experience. Parking above has been screened with a folding perforated metal panel system, with 17 floors of residences above offering floor-to-ceiling glass and Juliet balconies. The rooftop level offers residents remarkable views of the city and surroundings and a variety of amenities including indoor and outdoor lounges and dining, a fitness center, yoga studio, swimming pool and spa.


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