One Chicago wins the 2023 International Architecture Prize

One Chicago wins the 2023 International Architecture Prize

One Chicago, a two-tower luxury mixed-use residential complex completed last year, won the 2023 International Architecture Prize. The project was led by JDL Development and designed in partnership between renowned architecture firms Goettsch Partners (GP) and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture ( HPA). The award is sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in collaboration with the European Center for Architectural Design and Urban Studies.

The project is located in an integrated location in the North River district of Chicago, and includes two residential towers and a shared platform. At 971 feet (295.8 m), the East Tallest Tower is the tallest residential building in the city and the eighth tallest building overall.

Chicago is one Luxury mixed-use complex

The project totals approximately 2,200,000 square feet and includes 812 residential units, 55,000 square feet of office space, parking, and 188,000 square feet of retail, and includes a flagship Whole Foods Market, a premier lifelong fitness and wellness center, a restaurant, And a large rooftop garden. On top of the podium.

Chicago skyline
At 971 feet, One Chicago’s tallest east tower is the tallest residential building in the city. Photo © Ian Guliba, courtesy of Goettsch Partners

The 77-story East Tower anchors the project’s southeast corner at State and Superior streets and contains 276 apartments and 77 condominiums. Located approximately 45 feet along its east side, the tower design creates a new open space that provides a buffer from street activity as well as amenities for residents, patrons and the public, including visitors to Holy Name Cathedral across State Street.

The tower consists of five straight vertical bars that descend at different heights as the program mix changes. The setbacks allow for several large terraces and create a more graceful shape as the tower rises. Expressive fins of varying width enhance the verticality of the building, giving the facades a distinctive texture. At the base of the tower, the residential lobby, amenity spaces and a large terrace open onto the urban garden.

“The east tower may be seen as a nod to historic Art Deco,” said James Goetsch, chairman and co-design director of GP. “However, we feel that with the building’s careful architectural detailing, emphasis on verticality and elegant appearance on the skyline, the design is distinctly contemporary. The setback at ground level respectively defers to the cathedral while enhancing the pedestrian experience along State Street.”

The North Tower, which stands 49 stories tall and contains 391 apartments, anchors the northwest corner of the development at Chicago and Dearborn Streets. Similar to the East Tower, the building features rooftop terraces formed by the tower’s setbacks, which provide private outdoor living spaces for residents.

Luxurious amenities on the apartment's rooftop
The private residential amenities on the 10th floor extend to the upper podium deck, which provides great outdoor amenities in the heart of the city. Image courtesy of JDL Development

The podium is equipped with active functions, including 68 apartments, as well as a Whole Foods Market, Lifetime Fitness Center, office space, event spaces, and a restaurant. The private residential amenities on the 10th floor extend to the upper podium deck, which offers unusually large outdoor amenities in the heart of the city and overlooks an extensive series of pool decks served by the Fitness and Wellness Centre.

To keep movement off the street and support the logistics of the various building functions, all traffic, services and parking for the project are enclosed and controlled within the podium via a covered parking lot and a turntable for trucks at the ground floor and basement loading dock. Loading areas.

“One Chicago has transformed an underutilized site in the heart of the North River into a dynamic, multi-faceted project,” said Jim Plunkard, AIA, co-founder of HPA. “The project has been carefully designed to integrate millions of square feet of new programming into an authentic urban experience for building users, neighborhood residents, and the city as a whole.”

The annual International Architecture Awards recognize excellence in architecture and urbanism from a global perspective. For 2023, a jury of architects and designers from Austria, Germany, Italy and the United States selected nearly 150 submissions from a shortlist of more than 850 projects. The program celebrates new developments in design and emphasizes trends and understanding of current cutting-edge processes consistent with current design thinking.

In the construction team:
Developer: JDL Development
Architects: Goettsch Partners and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
GC: Building energy

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