Demolition permits have been issued by the City of San Jose for 180 Park Avenue, allowing construction to start on the 20-story office tower, Park Habitat. The new high-rise is part of a flurry of proposals that aim to cultivate greater urban density in Downtown San Jose. The project is part of a multi-project master plan drafted by Westbank and Urban Community.
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Demolition permits have been submitted to the city for the existing building at 180 Park Avenue in Downtown San Jose. The application hopes to clear the low-rise convention hall for Park Habitat, a 20-story office building proposed by the international Westbank and local firm Urban Community. The proposed office tower will create an innovative new addition to the skyline, with its distinctive design by Kengo Kuma & Associates, a Japan-based firm.
New renderings have been revealed from a public meeting for 180 Park Avenue, i.e., Park Habitat, an innovatively designed 20-story office and expansion for the Tech Interactive museum building proposed for Downtown San Jose. Park Habitat is one of five projects from the joint venture between Vancouver-based Westbank and Gary Dillabough of Urban Community. Each project would add new density to the capital of Silicon Valley with innovative designs and sustainable architecture.
New renderings have been released for Westbank’s mixed-use building, Park Habitat at 180 Park Avenue, Downtown San Jose. The illustrations came with the Westbank Campus Website launch, which provides a manifesto to connect the Canadian firm’s five Silicon Valley proposals with their innovative approaches that address climate change and encourage community through urban design. Each of the five projects has a unique goal. With Park Habitat, Westbank worked with Kengo Kuma & Associates to design a building that brings together offices and natural spaces in the city center.