Killington village developer Great Gulf announced Thursday, Sept. 28, that the world-renowned Safdie Architects and PWP Landscape Architecture have been chosen as the design team for the future village at the base of Snowshed and Ramshead at Killington Resort.
Also, Thursday, Great Gulf launched an updated website for the Killington project: LiveKillington.com.
“We knew early on, only a world-class design team could realize our vision for the 4-season mountain resort we believe is the future of Killington,” said Elly Reisman, chairman of Great Gulf on LiveKillington.com.
“Great Gulf has assembled a globally renowned design team to bring their vision for the most exceptionally designed and innovative luxury mountain village in the country to life.” Great Gulf stated in a news release, Thursday. “When complete, the one-of-a-kind mountain village will pair world-class architecture and innovative resort-style amenities with highly coveted ski-in/ski-out access in the private setting of a residential community.”
The 450-acre master-planned development will include a walkable mountain village with ski-in/ski-out access as well as restaurants and retail. It will also have the largest ski beach in the East, according to the news release.
Phase 1 of Great Gulf’s village will command over 32,000 square feet of commercial space and approximately 225 residences, consisting of condominiums, townhomes and single-family homesites with ski-in/ski-out access.
Envisioned as a vibrant village the development will prioritize innovative entertainment, recreational activities and experiences that will attract visitors and residents of all ages year-round.
With pre-construction currently underway on site, sales for the first residences are slated to launch in 2024, according to the news release, Thursday.
Safdie Architects is a design studio driven by a spirit of innovation and idealism, founded upon the principles that architecture should be inherently timeless, connected to nature, and profoundly humane, according to the news release. “Their design philosophy is rooted in the metaphor, ‘For Everyone a Garden,’ perceiving architecture as a generous act of creating meaningful spaces that serve as catalysts for vibrant public life,” the release continued.
Killington’s village will be the latest North American project. The firm is led by Moshe Safdie, the renowned multi-national architect behind some of the world’s most celebrated buildings. Safdie Architects is headquartered in Boston and has designed some of the world’s most innovative residential and hospitality projects, including the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore and Sri Lanka’s sky-defining Altair Residences. In North America, the firm is responsible for creating the renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Missouri.
PWP Landscape Architecture
For 35 years, PWP Landscape Architecture has developed a tradition of design practice that responds to and influences its environment.
“We believe that humans are an inseparable part of landscape ecologies. Ultimately, our designs allow for straightforward and seemingly simple construction of landscapes that link the natural world and the human environment,” the company stated.
The firm was founded by world-renowned landscape architect Peter Walker and is known in the U.S. and around the world for its impressive body of work including the National September 11 Memorial in New York City. PWP is also celebrated for the world’s largest indoor waterfall at the Jewel Chang Airport in Singapore and the 5.4-acre rooftop Salesforce Park in San Francisco.
Founded in 1975, Great Gulf is the residential division of the Great Gulf Group of Companies; a multifaceted company that includes commercial, mixed-use, and residential development, construction management and software, engineered panel manufacturing, architecture and hospitality, and is responsible for building more than 90,000 homes in 20 cities across North America.
“Great Gulf is committed to building great spaces that foster experiences, inspiring the people who live, work, and play there,” the company stated.