Pedal Break Apartments

Pedal Break Apartments at 12th Ave. and Willamette St. in Eugene, OR.

Pedal Break Apartments at 12th Ave. and Willamette St. in Eugene, OR.

Site plan showing 12th Ave. bike route through the massing of the student housing being constructed across the street.

Site plan showing 12th Ave. bike route through the massing of the student housing being constructed across the street.

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Pedal Break Apartments feature 132 market-rate units on .6 acres in downtown Eugene, Oregon. The development caters to low and middle-income active professionals and graduate students by providing units with low square footage, designed with the cycling community in mind. A modern, industrial aesthetic, inspired by bikes, helps give a strong character to the building, creating a sense of novelty and attraction. The exterior circulation system bridges over the 12th Avenue bike path, and encourages physical movement by way of a central spiral staircase, and a long ramp on the main facade that leads to the podium level.

Units are designed for cross- ventilation, and contain smaller living spaces to keep rental costs low. Street facades are outfitted with custom port windows which fit into a rain screen system built on wood light frame. Two and three-bedroom units have curved balconies, while the top floor studio lofts have large sit-in windows.