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Portland, OR
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    Mass Timber

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Heartline is comprised of two complementary buildings that relate to contrasting parts of the evolving Pearl District, and are joined by a new public courtyard. The brick-clad low-rise is a modern interpretation of historical industrial buildings to the south, while the sleek, glassy residential tower relates to a taller context to the north. The brick office building features a glulam and steel structure that provides visual warmth and flexibility for tenant workspaces. ACTIVITY AND AMENITIES  

By using Type III-B construction, both the glue laminated floor and roof system and the steel structural frame could be exposed to create dramatic creative office space.  The block’s new programs—retail and offices in the low-rise, and residences in the tower—bring dynamic, 24/7 activity to the neighborhood. Amenities like a bike club, entertaining kitchens and rooftop terraces encourage people to gather and engage in shared interests. The courtyard between the two buildings was inspired by log jams and uses salvaged heavy timbers to create a dynamic public space.   INVITING THE NEIGHBORHOOD

To enrich the pedestrian experience, street-level retail in the low-rise spills out onto raised retail “docks” similar to historical loading areas in this post-industrial district. Dining spaces and bocce activate the courtyard, bringing neighbors together in this vibrant infill development.

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  • Building Type:

    Business (Office)

  • Material Types:

    Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam), Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)

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