Aqua Via

Aqua Via

Transcending the Industrial Past: Engineering a residence reminiscent of a manufacturing era

Located in the Jack London neighborhood of Oakland California, Aqua Via is a 200,000-sf residential project that was designed to blend artistically with the industrial buildings that surrounds the area. Aqua Via is divided into two buildings and connected at the third level through a plaza deck. Due to the geotechnical challenges of the site, the building went through extensive seismic planning which included utilizing a pile foundation system that will significantly reduce the chance of differential settlement or liquefaction during a seismic event.  Project amenities include professional bocce ball court, gymnasium, outdoor courtyard, and sprawling views of the Oakland Hills and San Francisco Bay.

Project Highlights

  • The gravity system is composed of post-tensioned concrete slabs while the lateral system utilizes exterior, exposed, special concrete moment frames.
  • Exterior moment frames also significantly reduced the cost of cladding on the project.
  • Poured in place concrete was used to maximize the design concept.
Location: 
Oakland, California
Square Feet: 
200,000-SF
Stories: 
8
Primary Material: 
Concrete
Type: 
Structural
Sector: 
Residential

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