Building

Vertical reflective panels stitch themselves across horizontal floor slabs, folding around the building like a woven textile to create a sense of movement.

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The staggered pattern offers unique qualities within each unit that identify with the character and individuality of the people living in this progressive community.

  • Complimentary Indoor Bike Storage
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center, Including: Row Machine, Peloton Bike, and Peloton Tread
  • Roof Deck with BBQ Grills, Loungers, and Dining Area
  • On-Site Tide Dry Cleaning Lockers
  • Cable and WiFi Included in Amenity Areas
  • Rentable Storage Lockers Available
  • Car Sharing Program On-Site with Discounted Membership for Residents
  • On-Site Management
  • Emergency Backup Generator

Amenities

At the emotional center of this project is its larger relationship to the urban context around it, the environment and the will of the people of this community.

1611 building innovation

The building's physical form now anchors the corner and becomes a prominent landmark for a significant urban place, now primed for re-imagining its potential. The faceted facade inverts down to the sidewalk to broaden the pedestrian experience while providing cover under a sculptural aluminum canopy. Rather than a conventional all glass facade, the exterior is a balance of glass and insulated opaque panels offering light and views specifically where wanted while improving the buildings overall thermal performance by 81% and reducing solar heat gain by 58%.

In direct response to the neighborhood and city, the project eliminates parking for residents, creating a development marketed entirely towards mass transit goers, bicyclists and pedestrians. It also addresses the larger environmental goal of providing higher density housing and services without adding un-desired traffic. The project is a rare example of cooperation and collaboration between community, municipality, developer and architect that embodies the vision and mission of Wheeler Kearns Architects.

Art, Design & Innovation

Engage street

Engage the street:
Public Access/Use

A bustling intersection on the park, Blue Line, Buses, retail, banking, food enliven the street. An expressed circulation core pulls away to clearly read as a separate public entry to amix use of offices, exercise and bicycle storage above.

Holding corner

Holding the Corner,
Framing a Gateway

Responding to the pivotal location on the park and the communities expressed desire for a major building/gateway to and from Division Street, 99? apartments are built above, with easy access to public transport and the city. The perfect opportunity to use Transit Oriented Design strategies.

Folded facade

Folded Facades Give Back

The two street facades are pushed back, creating an enigmatic profile from the street, the facets catching light in subtle ways, emphasizing veticality. The sidewalk experience benefits from these widened pedestrian ways, around the bus shelter and puts the retail more in view.

Woven facade

A Woven Fa├žade

Responding to the pivotal location on the park and the communities expressed desire for a major building/gateway to and from Division Street, 99? apartments are built above, with easy access to public transport and the city. The perfect opportunity to use Transit Oriented Design strategies.

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Elevation from Division