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New One88 renderings show Bellevue condo tower taking shape

Bosa’s Eastside project is inspired by quartz

Amanat Architect courtesy of Bosa Development

Bosa Development’s condo tower One88 broke ground back in September in downtown Bellevue at Bellevue Way Northeast and Northeast Second Street. Renderings of the 21-story tower at the time gave us some idea of an angular, glass-dominated design, but new renderings released today give us a view of the entire building—including the layers of roof decks beginning at the third story.

The project is the first in the area for Vancouver, British Columbia architect Hossein Amanat, who says the building’s shape is inspired by the aesthetic of quartz crystals.

“It will not be an ordinary, cube-shaped tower, it will be a statement-making building with a different application of materials and shape that creates the appearance of movement,” said Amanat in a statement. He said he “wanted to create a number of private and communal spaces that framed [Lake Washington and Cascade] views and bring the outdoors in.”

The terrace features both lawn and patio spaces. Some residents will get private outdoor space, too, with unique balconies that create partially-enclosed spaces that vary depending on where they sit in the tower. The balcony line widens and narrows along with the building’s design.

The project, when completed, will include 143 units from one to three bedrooms. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a children’s playroom, and a fitness center. The ground floor will have space for retail.

While there’s no peek inside the units themselves yet, Bosa did release an image of what the lobby will look like, with wall art that nods to the tower’s shape.

One88 is the first batch of new condos in Bellevue in the last decade or so, after late-2000s projects like the fraught Bellevue Towers project and Washington Square.

Bosa is the developer behind Seattle’s Insignia, which was completed in 2016. They’re also in the process of developing Civic Square, a long-vacant block of land west of Seattle City Hall, into a 520-unit residential tower with a large public plaza.

Sales won’t start on the condos until 2018—and Bosa isn’t ready to release condo price points yet—but they’re building a priority list on the project website.