Mirabella—“beautiful view” in Spanish—conceptually drives our design for this innovative, urban “vertical” retirement community. Given the site’s small footprint of one acre, our design team quickly understood that a high-density, vertical approach would be ideal for seniors aging in place. Skilled nursing programs sit at the base of the tower, assisted living at the center, and independent living at the top. Because vertical transportation is the primary means of moving throughout Mirabella, all the units and amenities are no more than 28 steps away.
Designed with sophisticated, active adults in mind, Mirabella’s amenities let residents sustain, grow, and thrive. These spaces include a bar, lounge/game room, library, auditorium, business center, fitness center, spa, pool, bistro, fine dining area, and beauty salon—all artfully arranged in this innovative, sustainably built tower overlooking the Willamette River.
Our interior concept is cohesive with the architecture, using complementary shapes and materials. The colors and finishes remain contemporary and engaging, while calling upon the texture, translucency, reflections, and patterns of the river’s ecosystem. Innovative lighting solutions are highly efficient and gentle on aging eyes. To add an artisanal touch, all the building’s artwork was custom-made by local artists. From framed pieces, to glass installations and a textured wooden feature in the lobby, there are myriad art forms placed throughout the amenity spaces and hallways.
All units are designed to provide seniors with the ability to comfortably age in place. Refined finishes of rich colors provide a luxurious feel, and sustainable appliances allow residents to be conscious of their carbon footprint. Each unit is carefully crafted to let tenants make their apartments home.