Braves Village: Take a Closer Look at the Multifamily Portion
Date: November 19, 2015
The recent decision to move the Atlanta Braves to a new home in Cobb County created a new way of thinking about sports facilities. WBA was awarded the architectural design and project management for the Atlanta Braves Village ‘The Battery’ apartments, just one portion of the new mixed-use project.
The multi-million dollar apartment portion will contain approximately 550 for-lease apartments in three separate buildings. The three buildings contain multi-level residential over podium level retail; multi-level residential to grade; multi-level residential adjacent to structured parking; and multi-level residential wrapping structured parking.
- Building B (below) is a five-story residential building with a total of approximately 85 apartment units. The building’s construction is wood frame with pre-engineered wood floor and roof trusses over a concrete retail podium. Portions of this building will have two level retail spaces that will displace residential volume. There will also be a pedestrian bridge that will penetrate the residential building, land at the second level of the building and transition to grade via a grand stair. The pedestrian bridge and grand stair are not considered part of the Project Scope.
- Building D (below) is a five-story residential building with a total of approximately 250 apartment units. The building’s construction is wood frame with pre-engineered wood floor and roof trusses. Part of this building will be over a concrete retail podium. The remaining portion of the building will be constructed on a varying grade.
The distinctive feature to this multifamily design is how these buildings have been folded into the fabric of this new style sports related development. The architecture of ‘The Battery’ has been developed to create different neighborhoods environments. Two of our multifamily buildings help define the boundary of the industrial styled sports environment. The architecture of the buildings embrace the stadium to create cohesion, while the third building provides the backdrop to a softer second neighborhood that frames the front door to the development.