Santa Clara Agrihood圣塔克拉拉生态社区 | STEINBERGHART施坦伯格
Santa Clara Agrihood圣塔克拉拉生态社区
City of Santa Clara / The Core Companies
261,000 SF 24247.7平方米
36 townhouses 36栋联排别墅
160 mixed-income units 160个混合收入人群公寓
165 affordable units 165个经济适用房
1.5 acres of agricultural open space, townhouses,
apartments, commons, café and community building, public open space
2019 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award,
APA Northern California Section
2019 Gold Nugget Award, PCBC
As the first combined agricultural and residential development in the Bay Area, the Santa Clara Agrihood is set to become a model for sustainable, urban design. Along with a 1.5 acre produce farm and community gathering center, this mixed-use development will provide housing for people of various ages and incomes; promoting a true community environment.
Developed out of a series of public meetings, the Agrihood plan is envisioned as an active, vibrant and attractive place to enhance and support the surrounding neighborhoods. Meant to connect to and complement other public spaces in Santa Clara, the resulting design features an innovative mix of open spaces and shared amenities. These include a plaza for farmer’s markets and dining, a community center with an exhibition space and kitchen for cooking classes, and a workshop with an adjacent rainwater recapture tank.
Offering a mixture of housing typologies, the 361 dwelling units are divided into townhouses, mixed-income apartments, and affordable senior and senior veteran housing. The apartment buildings are configured around large, open, landscaped courtyards above concrete parking podiums. Overall, the community is designed to support interaction, education, and farm to table living.
“We all have a fundamental connection to the earth,” said Steinberg Hart Partner & Senior Vice President Ernie Yamane. “The Santa Clara Agrihood — which has been a true joint-effort and collaboration between our design team, The Core Companies, and the City of Santa Clara — beckons to the agricultural roots that we’ve lost in our planned urban environment.
“When developing the plan and design for the Santa Clara Agrihood,” continued Yamane. “We placed a large focus on placemaking, and how this innovative project fits into the City’s urban environment. The result is a sustainable community that will not only house residents from diverse ages and income levels, but also create a place that draws in, engages, and educates the community.”