Esker was designed to continue the natural hillside from where it would be perched. Esker, or winding ridge, was designed with extensive use of our VeraWall technology and a retail space situated on the green roof top. The project drew some inspiration form the winding rice paddies that line many ridges in eastern Asia and cascade down the hillside. On the opposite side of Esker is a modern and timeless brick façade that responds to the surrounding architecture with small elements of greenery bursting through. Esker sought to continue our dedication to small community-oriented retail spaces that are integrated into the entry foyer with a ground floor food court and mezzanine meeting space surrounding the retail.