Mosaic Mixed-Use Condominiums Tempe, Arizona
- Mixed Use Architecture
The Mosaic is a high-rise mixed-use development located at the intersection of University Street and Ash Avenue in downtown Tempe, AZ. The project is comprised of multi-level on site parking, street level retail, grocery store, and a residential tower. The goal of this development is to provide urban scale for sale housing and amenities to transform a primarily vehicular/commercial oriented intersection at the edge of downtown into a vibrant pedestrian friendly environment.
The Mosaic is a building of many uses and has been design to express those distinctions. The urban grocer and retail hold the street edges. The tallest element, the residential tower, has been located to the north edge in order to relieve the University face from the buildings greatest mass. The placement of the residential tower minimizes its exposure to the harsh western sun and maximizes exposure north and south, the primary view corridors. The grocer is the major use along University with the corner at Ash occupied by an entrance for the residential/retail uses. Parking levels above the grocer are screened by a perforated masonry wall. The east edge of the parking garage is screened by the grocer and retail space, with residential units above.