ODA reveals duo design for residential tower in Fort Lauderdale, USA
New York-based architectural studio ODA has unveiled the design of Obbelle, a duo of residential towers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The two 43-story building accommodates 1,100 rental units complete with amenities and retail space. Urban Plaza at the foot of the building connects the development to the adjacent area and the Flanger Village. The Ombelle Complex is ODA’s second major housing project in Fort Lauderdale. The first, the Kushner Tower, is in the same district.
The shape of the two towers separates from each other as they rise, optimizing the view of the apartment and access to natural light. The outer shell of the terrace, which varies in depth, length and arrangement, creates vibrations in the façade. Staggered outdoor balconies and gardens define the image of the tower and give each apartment a specific visual identity.
Double-height colonnades surround the building and connect it to the city square. This makes the transition between outdoor and indoor spaces more enjoyable. In response to a lively neighborhood, the ground floor has 11,00 square feet of commercial space for retail stores and restaurants with access to an outdoor seating area.
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The 1.5 million square foot building is designed to provide residents with a robust 75,000 square foot amenity package. The large lobby welcomes tenants and visitors with seating and lounge areas. The outdoor space has two pools, a garden and an outdoor bar area. The building also has sports facilities such as a library, private dining room, spa, gym, spin room, dance studio and yoga studio.
The adjacent Flanger Village in downtown Fort Lauderdale was once an abandoned warehouse and residential area. Since the early 2000s, the area has undergone an important urban redevelopment process and is now recognized as one of the city’s most acclaimed districts. Another project in the region, designed by ODA, is a compilation of a diverse multipurpose program that spans the first 10 floors. The all-inclusive housing program has taken the lead, rising another 48 levels.
ODA is a New York-based office operating in various sizes and types. Recently, the construction of another house by ODA, which is the development of ZETA in Buenos Aires, has begun. The architectural firm has also launched the Beyond the street project, which rethinks the Flower District, a city vision for the future of New York streets.