In recent years it has become increasingly common for architecture to build green and lush spaces in buildings. This building probably beats them all.
MAD Architects (formerly known for her projects of a "fluid tower" in New York) is behind this extravagant reflective building project in Denver. The MAD team has come up with a mesmerizing design that fuses its green heart of foliage with a huge earthquake-like crack. The message is very beautiful: it literally tells us how nature can heal the wounds of our planet.
The complex will be called One River North, will be approximately 65 meters (216 feet) tall and have 16 floors. Most of its apartments will be occupied by 187 rental units, with apartments having one to three bedrooms.
Living in a green heart
In addition to the houses, the building will feature commercial spaces on the ground floor. Amenities include a fitness center, yoga studio, coworking area, pet spa and generous lounge. Residents will enjoy a rooftop community pool, spa, terrace and garden with picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. Not bad.
One River North it will also house 4 square kilometers (over 13.000 square feet) of open space, water features and even a four-story "footpath" walkway. A magnificent stroll right inside this green heart that can be glimpsed between the cracks in the facade: a way of feeling at one with nature even inside a skyscraper.