The mixed-use tower on 323 Spring Street finds its inspiration from the unique contrast between the rigid building blocks of the city and the traditional style and design typical of southern architecture.
The organizations and functions of the building well-defined and expressed by the architecture. Three stacked sections of contrasting materials and forms are tied together by a similar language of curved lines and a vertical garden that rises from the lowest level of the podium all the way to the rooftop amenity. A vast, green wall is intended to screen the west façade of the parking deck, and a portion of it will project out and feature a more elaborate “tapestry” of plants. This tapestry will be replicated on the terraces along the west façade of the office block as well as across the residential section at the top of the tower. The articulation of the terraces and voids between the sections will blur the nature of the two functions, suggesting a better balance to the Live-Work-Play lifestyle.
The proposed tower consists of 560,087 gross SF distributed on 44 floors and incorporates the following components:
The main entrances to the office and residential lobbies are located on Spring Street on the west side of the site. In order to maximize space at grade level, the edge of the building is pushed inward to create more public space along the sidewalk below the cantilevered terraces of the amenity floors. Both lobbies provide a F&B facility to activate the space and the adjacent sidewalks.
The various sections that make up the tower rise into the sky as they decrease in size and scale. The garden theme unfolds along the west façade and opens up onto green terraces of various heights. 323 Spring Street mixed-use tower reinterprets the dichotomy between Live/Work functions blending them in a vertical garden equally important to both functions and to the soul.
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