This project involved the localization of cultural buildings in the city center. The primary functions of the buildings are that of a concert hall/theatre, slooping museum, and a library. The design solution incorporates a new Culture House, Library, Rhythmic Center and Slooping Museum into a campus surrounding the inner marina. In 2008, this project received a Citation of Merit Award for design from the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Aging well engenders a community that promotes living well. Our design approach to Senior Communities focuses on invigorating all facets of healthy living, providing design solutions that support active lifestyles within all dimensions of wellness including physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and vocational. Residential and social spaces are specifically designed around each area of wellness, addressing the needs of the residents while maintaining a high level of independence in a community setting.
As requested by the Village, this project analyzed the existing building context of downtown Northfield including the Village Hall, Police Station, and Library buildings, and developed a long term vision plan for the Village Center retail district. Guidelines were specifically created to provide potential for a traditional urban downtown district. The work involved close cooperation with the Village Center Task Force, Community Development Director, and the Village Manager.
The complex three stage Royal Theatre building majestically provides an architectural transition between water and land, while in the same breath provides a theatrical transition between audience and performer. The arrival procession begins by walking under the glass foyer that bridges the axis of Sankt Annæ Plads and then penetrating the arc that forms the ground level foyer. This space graciously functions as the main foyer for the small “Black Box” Theatre, which ‘floats’ on the water as an island of uninhibited experimentation.
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