This is a project by Studio Gang Architects and it is located at Chicago, IL, United States. There are nine images for Aqua Tower.
Totalling over 1.9 million sf, Aqua Tower is an 82 storey mixed-use high-rise that includes a hotel, apartments, condominiums, parking and offices. Among the building’s notable features is the green roof terrace atop its plinth—which at 80,000 sf is one of Chicago’s largest—and contains an outdoor pool, running track, gardens, fire pits and yoga terrace.
A series of contours defined by outdoor terraces extends away from the face of the tower structure to provide views between neighbouring buildings. The terraces inflect based on criteria such as the view, solar shading and size and type of dwelling.
Early and close collaboration between architect and builder, as well as the use of contemporary digital tools, allowed the variation in the shape of the floor slabs to be achieved without increasing the building’s construction timetable. The result is a high-rise tower particular to its site that allows residents to inhabit the façade of the building and the city at the same time.