The Contemporaine | Architecture Style

The Contemporaine

Nov 28, 2012
Perkins + Will
Steinkamp/Ballogg Photography
96,000 sq. ft.
C.E. Anderson & Associates
AMS Mechanical Systems
High Density

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The dynamics of the Contemporaine begin at the entrance, which is literally carved out at the street corner. This engaging public space is highlighted by an impressive 45-foot column supporting the tower above.

Located on a corner lot in the downtown Chicago River North area, this 28-unit, 96,000 square foot condominium building includes a four-story retail and parking base below the 11-story residential tower. Tight site restrictions required innovative design solutions. The base of the building fills the entire lot yet achieves a pedestrian scale. Mirroring the tower above, the structure of the parking garage is exposed with floor-to-ceiling glass.