YOO on the Park is one of Corcoran Ota’s crown jewel projects – a favorite that we love to show off, especially one particular view of the 24-story high-rise: it’s northern one, conspicuously covered in living, green vertical carpet.
“It’s a pretty spectacular building, by any right,” notes Michael Corcoran, “but that green wall gives it an extra bit of pizzazz…and it’s not just beautiful. It’s functional,” he adds. YOO’s owner insisted on the flora, but COG quickly found utility in its beauty as well. A ground-floor parking structure anchors the building, hosting residents’ vehicles, the property’s leasing office and a small sundry shoppe. Connectedly, the lot – one acre shoehorned into Midtown Atlanta’s packed grid – created a tight fit, and a need to hide as many mechanical elements as possible. Here, mother nature provided. COG carpeted car-centric space with a variety of plants hand-picked by landscape architecture legend Bob Hughes of HGOR. The result is the largest green wall in the entire southeast – a mirror of Piedmont’s iconic greenspace, just blocks away.