The residential tower at 323 Spring Street finds its inspiration from the unique landscape and architecture typical of southern homes.
A series of cantilevered terraces projecting out from the glass skin will screen the building from the sun and define its form as the terraces rise into the sky. Unlike many buildings surrounding the site, which are defined by the stark rigidity of their material, the edge of the tower at 323 Spring Street will be distinguished by plants located along the outer-most edge of the terraces. This green vertical garden will be a recognizable feature that redefines the concept of urban living within the heart of Atlanta.
The proposed tower consists of 502,995 gross SF distributed across 37 floors for a total building height of 458’ and incorporates the following components:
The main entrance of the building is 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 a more public space along the sidewalk below the cantilevered terraces on the amenity floors. A retail facility is located at the northwest corner of the main lobby while the main entrance to the wellness club is located on the higher southwest corner of the site. Street activity is guaranteed by these two anchors along with the widening of the sidewalk which will welcome more pedestrian circulation and gatherings.
The design of the tower responds to the pedestrian scale with an articulated façade of the podium that rises up to 90’ above ground. The mid-rise portion of the tower responds to the scale of the surrounding blocks with a height of 316’. Finally, the top of the tower parapet at 490’ becomes a prominent feature in the skyline of the city making the building recognizable from afar. A curvilinear design used throughout the tower creates a nice contrast with the surrounding buildings and defines a “path” through the vertical garden extending from the ground to the top parapet on the southwest corner.
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