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Adidas North American Headquarters

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Location

Portland, OR

Scale

460,000 sf

Program

Office, Food Hall, Coffee Bar, Maker Labs, Athletic Center, Green Roof, Parking Structure

Completion

2020

LEED

Target LEED Gold

Following a national design competition, adidas selected the team of LEVER Architecture, O+A, and GGN to realize a major expansion of their North American Headquarters. The target LEED Gold project enhances adidas’ Portland, Oregon campus with a new arrival sequence and two signature buildings. The placement of the two buildings around a new central sports plaza transforms the existing plaza into a more cohesive campus landscape, strengthens connectivity internally between the existing buildings, and alters the landscape connections to the adjoining residential neighborhood. The project is inspired by the dynamism of small stadium environments where spectators and players engage in an active dialogue. The architecture of the two buildings connects creative work, community, and sport.

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Urban Design Concept

The 460,000 sf expansion strengthens adidas' Portland campus with two signature buildings flanking a flexible sportscape and soccer field. Improvements to the entry sequence, circulation, and public spaces bring greater cohesion to the campus.

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The program for the 172,000 sf North Building includes a food hall, coffee bar, maker and creative labs, meeting zone, and four levels of open workspace. The 30,000 sf South Building is intended to serve as a campus destination for athletic training and community events. Both buildings cantilever over the soccer field, emphasizing views of formal and pick-up matches. On the ground level, the buildings open directly onto the field, integrating diverse public spaces from café seating to places for outdoor training.

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North Building

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Hybrid Timber Structure

The design for the North Building utilizes a unique hybrid structural system made from pre-cast concrete columns and girders with glulam beams and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels.

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The overall material palette for both buildings is raw, authentic, and appropriate to the task: exposed concrete and wood, as well as metal panels that are woven across the façade. Leveraging the firm’s expertise with timber innovation, the design for the North Building deploys a unique hybrid structural system made from pre-cast concrete columns and girders with glulam beams and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels. The South Building’s all mass timber design includes glulam columns and beams with CLT panels. Located over an existing parking garage, the design takes advantage of the lightness of wood to create a larger structure. Mass timber’s warm character, technical innovation, and connection to the regional forestry culture make it an ideal material for a cutting-edge brand with roots in the Northwest.

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The custom metal façade has variable angles that create a changing play of light and shadow throughout the day. 

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South Building

The amenity building will serve as a campus destination for athletic training and community events. The design includes an all mass timber structural system.

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Campus planning upgrades are a critical part of the expansion. The masterplan establishes a new intersection and entry point to the campus that terminates at an arrival court and drop off. Surrounded by existing and new architecture, the courtyard serves as a powerful space of arrival for visitors. The project scope also includes a new 215,000 sf below grade parking garage, loading facility, and landscape improvements that enhance connectivity and create new outdoor spaces for interaction.

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Excavation has begun on the North Building below grade parking.

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Construction adjacent to the existing campus buildings.

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Excavation has begun on the North Building below grade parking.

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Construction adjacent to the existing campus buildings.

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Urban Design Concept

The 460,000 sf expansion strengthens adidas' Portland campus with two signature buildings flanking a flexible sportscape and soccer field. Improvements to the entry sequence, circulation, and public spaces bring greater cohesion to the campus.

Competition Concept Section

 

North Building

Hybrid Timber Structure

The design for the North Building utilizes a unique hybrid structural system made from pre-cast concrete columns and girders with glulam beams and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels.

The custom metal façade has variable angles that create a changing play of light and shadow throughout the day. 

South Building

The amenity building will serve as a campus destination for athletic training and community events. The design includes an all mass timber structural system.