Rising 22 stories above Portland, Oregon’s evolving West End neighborhood, Twelve | West is a 550,000 SF mixed-use building designed by ZGF to serve as a laboratory for sustainable design and workplace strategies. The double LEED Platinum-certified building features street-level retail space, four floors that house ZGF’s Portland office, 17 floors of apartments, and five levels of below-grade parking. The building has an eco-roof, a rooftop garden and terrace space, a complete fitness studio, and a theater. Four wind turbines sit prominently atop the building, representing the first U.S. installation of a wind turbine array on an urban, high-rise. Twelve | West serves as not only an anchor in a rapidly transforming neighborhood, but also as a demonstration project to inform future sustainable building design. The building is located immediately south of Portland’s well-known Pearl District—an acclaimed urban renewal district that is considered a model of live, work, and play mixed-use development. Twelve | West’s site was selected in part to serve as a catalyst for additional transformation in the West End. The goal is to create a significant retail and pedestrian connection to the Central Business District to the southeast and the mixed-use neighborhoods to the north and west of the West End.

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