zpd+a On the Boards | The Denver Chronicles - Part 1
Updated: Mar 30
Located in the River North Art District, an eclectic, creative crossroads packed with restaurants, art galleries and entertainment. RiNo is home to 3900 Blake Street, a 390,000 sq ft high-rise, multi-family residential tower with 292 units and a ground level restaurant ready for occupancy. Materials such as brick, oxidized steel, and zinc panels at the building’s base pay homage to the area's industrial past. Metal and wood elements are continued on the tower’s façade. The building is complete with state of the art, sustainable amenities and systems for the residents’ consideration.
An intentional focal point: The building’s tower façade. It consists of varying recessed balcony depths, which provides residents with a large range of outdoor space sizes. This orientation visually activates the vertical unfurling integration of planter boxes, driving the greenery up the massing of the tower. This brise soleil system and recessed balcony provides solar shading designed to exceed the reduced energy consumption requirements currently outlined in the Denver Green Building Ordinance.
The 17-story high rise was designed with the neighborhood and its dwellers in mind. A fresh reinterpretation of the neighborhood's industrial architectural character while maintaining the active lifestyles of the community. This ecologically conscious development will have over 7000 SF of green roof and be transit oriented: Promoting use of nearby transit and bicycle paths. The building provides ample indoor bike parking and is steps away from the 38th and Blake RTD A Line Station.
The project is schedule to break ground in late 2024.