San Diego, California
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On a full city block between Petco Park and the new Main Library site, ICON is comprised of four separate residential buildings ranging from 5 to 24 stories utilizing a variety of forms, colors, and details to create a vibrant urban living environment. The development has 327 residences comprised of conventional, loft, and live/work units, as well as retail space and 400 subterranean parking spaces.
The design derives from the historic fabric of the East Village, interpreted as sophisticated contemporary downtown living. Intriguing narrow “alleyways” lead from the street through the cluster of 4 separate buildings to a central courtyard that acts as a communal gathering space.
Rising above, and directly across from the San Diego Padres ballpark, the high-rise tower rooftop features the Sky-Box, a community terrace for viewing action on the field. Another key feature is the incorporation of the historic Carnation Building at the northeast corner of the site, which maintains a traditional low-rise scale to the eastern side of the project.