SIZE: 410,000 SF I SERVICES: PLANNING, ARCHITECTURE
Perkins Eastman participated in a competition to design a new lifestyle destination in Chicago's quickly growing River North neighborhood. The 35-story mixed-use development was planned to include two restaurants, 35,000 sf of commercial space, and 342 apartments. Sustainability was a major focus of the proposed design in support of the developer's intention to pursue LEED-NC Platinum certification for the building.
Perkins Eastman's design proposal was informed by the developer's request for a signature piece of architecture that would define the development as the neighborhood’s premier destination. The proposed design reflects the exciting character of River North and offers unique opportunities to enhance connections with the surrounding neighborhood.
The proposed design scheme features 30 floors of apartments tower above the five-story commercial base. The design allows for a portion of the fifth-floor to be open, and features a garden and pool for the residents use.