MAD Architects has recently unveiled the design for One River North, a new 16-story residential rental project in Denver. The project, which has just broken ground, is the third in the U.S. from MAD Architects.
The 216-foot-tall tower will include 187 for-lease residences; 13,352 sf of open-air amenity environments, including a landscaped, trail-like walkway that spreads across four floors; a 6,813-sf rooftop terrace that features a pool, spa, and garden; and 7,995 sf of ground-floor retail space. Additional amenities include a lounge with workspace areas, a pet spa, and a fitness center and yoga studio on the ninth floor that connects to the outdoor space with city and mountain views.
The building’s most striking feature, however, is the cascading “canyon” that appears to carve into the building’s facade as if by natural forces, spanning 10 of the 16 floors. This canyon is inspired by Colorado’s diverse biomes and is meant to recall the experience of ascending from the foothills to the trail and canyon, to reaching the alpine plateau.
One River North will offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 625 sf to 2,500 sf. Each unit will include a chef-caliber kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private open-air terraces.
In addition to MAD Architects, the build team included Davis Partnership Architects, Saunders Construction (general contractor), and The Max Collaborative, Uplands Real Estate Partners, and Wynne Yasmer Real Estate (developers).