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Newest Optima residential building opens at Kierland

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Posted 8/11/20

A new 12-story residential building, 7180 Optima Kierland, promoting sustainable living, has opened within north Scottsdale.

With the opening comes the debut of the next evolution of …

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Newest Optima residential building opens at Kierland

A view of 7180 Optima Kierland's exterior. The residential building opened this month.
A view of 7180 Optima Kierland's exterior. The residential building opened this month.
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A new 12-story residential building, 7180 Optima Kierland, promoting sustainable living, has opened within north Scottsdale.

With the opening comes the debut of the next evolution of Optima’s award-winning, green-building design created by David Hovey Jr., president and principal architect of Optima.

Optima is known for cutting-edge residential buildings that have been nationally and internationally recognized with more than 50 prestigious awards for the company’s commitment to design, innovation and sustainability, according to a press release.

The building has surpassed 70% sold, and first homeowners began moving in this month.

One amenity 7180 Optima Kierland boasts is a 12th-floor Sky Deck, offering Arizona’s first residential rooftop running track, a heated lap pool with built-in seating areas, spa and a cold-plunge pool.

The Sky Deck also includes 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.

Among the building’s features is its 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 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 include a post-tension concrete structure, an aluminum infill window-wall system, aluminum sunscreens and louvers; a variety of energy efficient and emission-reduction design aspects and water conservation from plumbing fixtures, the press release stated.

7180 Optima Kierland presides over a 6acre, lushly landscaped oasis accented by a water feature.

Optima worked closely with Dr. Chris Martin from Arizona State University to develop and refine a plant palette that thrives in the desert climate and is sensitive to the water demands. All landscaping creates a microclimate that lowers the ambient temperature from five to nine degrees.

“With the unveiling of 7180 Optima Kierland, we are proud to showcase Optima’s continued commitment to design-driven luxury residential living that is at the forefront of the industry for innovation, sustainability and technology,” said Mr. Hovey Jr., in a prepared statement. “We’ve carefully curated these residences to fit the needs of today’s homeowners who expect intuitive design and tech-focused features within a beautiful, comfortable setting. Plus, the convenience of the very best in health, wellness and social connections via on-site amenities that rival five-star resorts. We’ve delivered all of this within one building and we look forward to our homeowners experiencing 7180 Optima Kierland first-hand.”

7180 Optima Kierland is the most elevated tower within the $500 million Optima Kierland Center, which is steps from the dining, shopping and nightlife of Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter.

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