By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Austin, Texas—Sackman Enterprises revealed details of the landscape architecture design for 70 Rainey, the 34-story luxury high-rise condominium development the New York City-based company is building in Austin’s Rainey Street Historic District.
“70 Rainey is inspired by the character of its surroundings”, C.J. Sackman, managing director for 70 Rainey, said in a prepared statement. “Set at the front door of the Waller Creek development, steps away from the hike-and-bike trail, with breathtaking views down Lady Bird Lake, our amenity deck is the urban reflection of the outdoor lifestyle Austinites hold dear. This will truly be a park in the sky.”
The high-rise development, designed by Page Architects and Design Workshop, features roughly 20,000 square feet of outdoor amenity space that will include a vanishing-edge infinity pool, secluded plunge pool and waterfall, experiential sundeck, yoga deck, fire pit, outdoor lounge with kitchen, spacious herb garden, 600-square-foot dog park with washing/grooming stations, meandering walkways and multiple seating areas.
“Designing landscape space in the air is complicated, logistically, especially when you’re addressing such a large area,” added Philip Koske, Design Workshop associate. “We went through a lot of iterations. C.J. wants the space to feel garden-like and immersive, and he is committed to an astounding array of amenities. That means the gardens and plant materials have to change as you walk through the space, based on varying wind and sun conditions. Our goal is to make 70 Rainey’s outdoor spaces a pleasurable journey, rather than merely a destination.”
Images courtesy of Page Architects