The Contemporaine

The Contemporaine, Chicago, Illinois, Perkins and Will
Address: 516 North Wells | CHICAGO-ILLINOIS | United States
Latitude/Longitude: 41.8915, -87.6343

The dynamics of the Contemporaine begin at the entrance, which is literally carved out at the street corner. This engaging public space is highlighted by an impressive 45-foot column supporting the tower above.

Located on a corner lot in the downtown Chicago River North area, this 28-unit, 96,000 square foot condominium building includes a four-story retail and parking base below the 11-story residential tower. Tight site restrictions required innovative design solutions. The base of the building fills the entire lot yet achieves a pedestrian scale. Mirroring the tower above, the structure of the parking garage is exposed with floor-to-ceiling glass.



⇒ Architecture Guide to CHICAGO-ILLINOIS