David Baker Architects

Coliseum Place


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View from Hawley Street looking north. Image: David Baker Architects

Coliseum Place is a new affordable housing development located on the border between a neighborhood of single-family homes and a planned high-density TOD at the Coliseum BART Parking Lot in central East Oakland. The six-level building will include 59 affordable family homes. The design of Coliseum Place will strive for high levels of sustainability within a budget as part of the International Living Future Institute's Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Program.

Courtyard vignette along 71st Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Coliseum Place is part of Round 2 of the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Program, an ambitious framework for designing sustainable, affordable communities.


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The design combines simple massing and solar orientation response as the basis for ambitious energy-consumption-reduction goals. Image: David Baker Architects

A main open stair and bike rooms on each floor reinforce connections to views and green space while emphasizing “human-powered living,” a term that encompasses reducing transportation impact through car sharing, use of public transportation, alternative fueled vehicles, or bicycles. Image: David Baker Architects

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Second level. Image: David Baker Architects

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Ground level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

View from Hawley Street looking north. Image: David Baker Architects

The six-story building will be prominently visible from the Coliseum BART platform. Image: David Baker Architects

Courtyard vignette along 71st Street. Image: David Baker Architects

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71st Street elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

Courtyard. Image: David Baker Architects

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Hawley Street elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

The design combines simple massing and solar orientation response as the basis for ambitious energy-consumption-reduction goals. Image: David Baker Architects

A main open stair and bike rooms on each floor reinforce connections to views and green space while emphasizing “human-powered living,” a term that encompasses reducing transportation impact through car sharing, use of public transportation, alternative fueled vehicles, or bicycles. Image: David Baker Architects

A central passageway creates a continuity of green space from the entry to the on-podium courtyard.Image: David Baker Architects

Coliseum Place is part of Round 2 of the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot Program, an ambitious framework for designing sustainable, affordable communities.

The project received funding in 2016 to complete a study of strategies that could feasibly be applied tohelp meet the aspirational energy and water consumption goals of the Living Building Challenge. Image: David Baker Architects

Although it may not be accommodated in the final project budget, on-podium planters could be used totreat greywater generated on-site before it is redirected into the building or to the storm drain. Image: David Baker Architects

On-site greywater re-use could cut potable water demand by 50% and redirect waste from the sewer system. Image: David Baker Architects

Ground level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Second level. Image: David Baker Architects

Typical upper floor plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Roof level. Image: David Baker Architects

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, All Projects, All-electric net-zero ready, Under Construction

​Location

Oakland, California

Developer

Resources for Community Development

General Contractor

Nibbi Brothers General Contractors

Landscape Architect

Form/Work

Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer

EDesignC

Civil Engineer

KPFF Consulting Engineers

Energy Analysis and Sustainability

Redwood Energy

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project data
Coliseum Place 20513
Oakland, California
Under Construction
number of units
1 bedroom 11
2 bedroom 28
3 bedroom 20
total 59
density ratios
project sf 79,752
site sf 20,290
acres 0.47
total bedrooms 168
bedrooms/acre 357
units/acre 125
parking
total 30
construction type
Type III-A over Type I-A
certification
ILFI Living Building Challenge Affordable Housing Pilot