The Village at Breckenridge is the gateway to the Base of Peak 9 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. It consists of five structures ranging from five to seven stories in height. The buildings house 235 single family residences, 68,950 sq.ft. of commercial space and 134 underground parking spaces. The original project was developed over a four year period from 1980 to 1984. The structure is predominantly cast-in-place (post-tensioned) concrete built over a combined parking garage that creates an outdoor plaza located between the buildings.
O’Bryan Partnership Architects was retained by the Home Owners Association to develop and implement and exterior skin retrofit/update. We analyzed the existing structures independently and developed construction documents and specifications for the redevelopment including the plaza reconstruction. The plaza and the parking structure below had been leaking for several years. O’Bryan Partnership developed a scheme where the buildings could be re-skinned and the waterproofing and reconstruction of the plaza could be completed in separate phases. An important part of this project was maintaining the schedule in order to allow one of the Village at Breckenridge’s partners, Vail Resorts, to open on time for the beginning of the 2010-2011 ski season. The schedule was also critical for other commercial tenants as the various retail stores, Taddeo’s restaurant, and the on mountain medical facility. The project team worked together seamlessly in order to meet the HOA’s demands as well as those of the tenants.
The newly finished structure has been faced with non-combustible materials which are built to withstand the effects of time and the harsh environment. All materials were also chosen for their low maintenance capabilities, which is very important for a structure of this height. The rich new feel of the finished product has brought widespread public approval from the community members as well as the residents.