High-rise, sustainable living in North Scottsdale has reached a whole new level with the opening of 7180 Optima Kierland, the 12-story residential tower that boasts meticulously designed condominiums, along with some of the most impressive and expansive luxury amenities offered in the state.
With the opening of the building also comes the official debut of the next evolution of Optima’s award-winning, green-building design created by David Hovey, Jr., AIA, president and principal architect of Optima. Optima is known for cutting-edge, residential buildings that have been nationally and internationally recognized with over 50 prestigious awards for the company’s commitment to design, innovation and sustainability.
As the building surpasses 70 percent sold and the first homeowners begin moving in, one of the biggest draws for buyers has been the array of lavish amenities, both on the rooftop and the ground level. Set atop the 12th floor is the spectacular Sky Deck, which was designed to feel as if it has a negative-edge view, with the railings lowered just beyond the sightline, so the eye goes straight to the vistas beyond and gives the sensation of floating above the city. The Sky Deck offers residents Arizona’s first residential rooftop running track, a heated lap pool with built-in seating areas, spa and a cold-plunge pool; a steam room, sauna and hydrotherapy areas; an outdoor theater, fire pit seating areas, an indoor/outdoor yoga studio and a full kitchen and entertaining spaces with barbecues, covered bar and counter seating with large flat-screen TVs.
The ground-floor amenity offering is Club One, which includes an indoor/outdoor fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and fitness equipment, free weights and a yoga studio; a steam room, massage room, sauna, cold plunge pool and spa; barbecues, fire pits, lounge areas and an outdoor fitness area; a covered dog park and dog wash; a game room with a golf simulator, table tennis and billiards; a party room with a chef’s catering kitchen and outdoor entertaining space; basketball/pickle ball, squash and bocce ball courts; a lounge area with seating, TVs and a coffee and tea bar; a theater room with a large-screen display and a business center and conference room.
Among the building’s most unmistakable features is it’s next-generation vertical landscape system, with self-containing irrigation and drainage that enables a palette of vibrantly colored plants at the edge of each floor to grow both up and over the building. Other sustainable design elements include a dynamic, undulating facade with perforated panels and sun screening louvers that create shade and shadows, voids and textures, punctuated by the desert sun; technologically-advanced building materials including a post-tension concrete structure, an aluminum infill window-wall system, aluminum sunscreens and louvers; a variety of energy efficient and CO2 emission-reduction design aspects and water conservation from plumbing fixtures.
For more information about 7180 Optima Kierland, visit Optima-Kierland.com.