Mandela Gateway

Location: West Oakland, CA

Project Type:

The transit village at the West Oakland BART station combines transit oriented development with affordable housing. PGAdesign designed a pedestrian-friendly landscape for multi-level housing, featuring community spaces and an unusual palette of colorful, resilient plants in raised planters.

Each of the two blocks was provided with its own unique identity in the design, including different play structures for children. Paying re­spect to the rich cultural heritage of the neighborhood, PGAdesign’s plan provided for inviting entry plazas and wide, tree-lined sidewalks that promote safety and help encourage renewed community pride.

Awards

  • 2006 Award of Excellence for Housing & Community Development, NAHRO
  • 2006 Award of Excellence for Residential Development, California Redevelopment Association
  • 2006 Best Affordable Project (30 du/acre or more), Gold Nugget Award
  • 2006 Best Low-Rise Apartment Project (up to 3 stories for rent), Gold Nugget Award
  • 2006 Attached Urban Project of the Year, Gold Nugget Award
  • 2006 Best Urban Project, Affordable Housing Finance Reader’s Choice Awards.
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Lydia Tan, Executive Vice President, BRIDGE Housing

Location: West Oakland, CA

Project Type: Housing

The transit village at the West Oakland BART station combines transit oriented development with affordable housing. PGAdesign designed a pedestrian-friendly landscape for multi-level housing, featuring community spaces and an unusual palette of colorful, resilient plants in raised planters.

Each of the two blocks was provided with its own unique identity in the design, including different play structures for children. Paying re­spect to the rich cultural heritage of the neighborhood, PGAdesign’s plan provided for inviting entry plazas and wide, tree-lined sidewalks that promote safety and help encourage renewed community pride.

Awards

  • 2006 Award of Excellence for Housing & Community Development, NAHRO
  • 2006 Award of Excellence for Residential Development, California Redevelopment Association
  • 2006 Best Affordable Project (30 du/acre or more), Gold Nugget Award
  • 2006 Best Low-Rise Apartment Project (up to 3 stories for rent), Gold Nugget Award
  • 2006 Attached Urban Project of the Year, Gold Nugget Award
  • 2006 Best Urban Project, Affordable Housing Finance Reader’s Choice Awards.
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Lydia Tan, Executive Vice President, BRIDGE Housing

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