Location: Hollywood, FL
Award Applicant: Housing Trust Group
Architect: Corwil Architects
Developer: Housing Trust Group
General Contractor: Gomez Construction
Interior Designer: B. Pila Design Studio
Photographer: Optica Media
Marketing Firm/PR/Advertising Firm: Kreps PR & Marketing
Project Website: hudsonvillagehtgm.com
Hudson Village is a high-rise affordable housing community featuring a striking contemporary design and luxurious amenities located in downtown Hollywood, Fla. — the first new affordable high-rise residential development in Hollywood in more than two decades.
Hudson Village does more than fulfill a practical need for housing in one of the most cost-burdened markets in the country; it has successfully upended conventional notions about what affordable housing communities can be. The development has also helped the city of Hollywood achieve its goals of creating a vibrant, walkable downtown through streetscape enhancement. The city was a vital partner in the planning/design, and residents were behind the development from its earliest stages.
Hudson’s contemporary architecture and luxurious finishes defy expectations and create a welcoming landmark on the edge of the city’s central building district. The building is cantilevered over an arcade-style sidewalk that creates shade and offers views into the building's lobby interiors. Aluminum louvers that look like natural wood provide a sophisticated articulation that wraps around the building to conceal the property’s three-story parking podium and generating unique views from different angles. Concrete, stucco, glass, green walls, aluminum cladding/louvers, and aluminum-mesh screen railings for the apartment balconies reinforce the contemporary design.
Drawing inspiration from the avant-garde architecture, the interior design team utilized a variety of techniques to manipulate three-dimensional space and create movement. One of the most dramatic features of the lobby is a luxurious sectional couch against a black wall that uses back-lit LED lighting to create a light box illusion of a series of gold, organically shaped monoliths. Materials, such as terrazzo-like porcelain flooring, geometric-patterned tiles, metal grillwork space dividers, seamless wallpaper, and LED lighting running along both ceiling and wall planes all contribute to the dynamic, multidimensional effect. A custom-designed Murano glass sculpture adds a final luxurious touch to the main lobby.