ODA Unveils Design of South Florida’s Tallest Residential Building
ODA New York has unveiled the design of “300 West Broward Blvd,” the new residential tower in Fort Lauderdale, south of Florida. The 38-storey tower, the company’s first project in that region, will serve as an urban gateway in the heart of the city and will bring together a diverse mixed-use program across 10 floors, topped by an all-inclusive residential program a new landmark for the area’s growing skyline.
Encompassing the first 10 floors of the structure, the main stage features 956 units and 23,752 m² of ground level used as commercial spaces. Located in the commercial and cultural corridor of Fort Lauderdale’s riverfront, the project serves as the intersection of downtown, residential areas, public attractions, and public transportation hubs. The design of the commercial unit creates a connection to the site through covered outdoor areas and walkways to adjacent blocks.
The southwest corner of the structure has been raised slightly to create an inviting plaza that directs pedestrians to the main thoroughfares of the adjacent museum and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Another plaza is located on Nugent Avenue, creating a welcoming entry space for Brightline and Las Olas residents. Connecting at ground level, both squares form an expansive covered pedestrian space that will be lined with shopping facilities all year round. The top of the podium features an outdoor deck with sunset and sunrise pools, landscaping, recreation areas, pergolas, and cabanas, while the interior features a lounge, library, and fitness center.
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The residential units begin on the 11th floor and rise by 48 floors, where the last two floors of the towers contain penthouse-loft units. The podium is divided into two towers strategically positioned at the two highly visible corners of the site, one at the northwest corner of West Broward Boulevard and Southwest 4th Avenue and one at the southeast corner of Nugent Avenue. The orientation and positioning of both masses gives residents the best views of the site and creates an elegantly sculpted structure over the city skyline. The space between the towers creates balconies and viewing platforms throughout the building, allowing ample natural light and air to enter for all units.
The construction uses post-tensioned concrete slabs supported by concrete cores and columns. The facade of the building is made of a window-wall system with floor-to-ceiling glass along with plastered panel walls. The inner facades of the towers are clad in stucco panels, while the podium parking garage is clad in perforated metal panels and complemented by lush greenery.