Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects unveil three projects
Architect Tom Kundig, who made his mark designing iconic houses in the Pacific Northwest, has unveiled concept designs for three mixed-use projects to be located in Seattle, Washington and Denver, Colorado.
In Seattle, Kundig is developing a design for the Candela Hotel and Residences at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Pike Streets. The project will incorporate an exclusive hotel and spa, private residences, and commercial uses and will aspire to achieve a LEED gold certification. Also in Seattle, Kundig is designing The 1900 First Avenue Hotel and Apartments which will house a 100-room boutique hotel, 70 apartments and 14,000 sq ft of retail space. To be located at First Street and Stewart in the downtown, the building is being designed to respond to the existing context and to be visually active, public and transparent. The building will be LEED Platinum and is expected to open in 2011.
In Denver, Kundig is designing The Bannock Street project, which is to include a 100-key boutique hotel, retail space and galleries, offices and condominiums. The project will be located across the street from Libeskind’s Denver Art Museum and the soon to be completed Clyfford Still Museum, designed by Allied Works Architecture.