Conceptual Designs Earn International Recognition

Two Centerbrook conceptual designs – a boutique hotel and a mixed-use urban development – have been recognized by The Chicago Athenaeum’s International Architecture Awards.

Situated on a downtown site, W2 House is a full-service hotel that boasts a rooftop terrace atop a renovated 1930’s-era bank. Conceived for an alumni association’s singing group, it houses rehearsal rooms, recording studios, and support spaces for musicians, as well as dining venues, a health club, guest rooms, and condominiums. A glass tower rises behind the historic bank building in juxtaposition to complete the design.

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A redevelopment plan for a harbor-front section of a downtown commercial district was also recognized. Centerbrook’s design for Greenwich Waterfront Development created an elevated park and esplanade that extends east and west to create a continuous, public, waterfront parkland. The development includes condominiums, below market rate apartments, retail shops and restaurants, and a conference center.

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Organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in collaboration with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd., The International Architecture Awards has been honoring global excellence in architecture and urbanism since 2004. Each year, new developments in corporate, institutional, commercial, residential, interiors, and urban planning design are awarded for built and unbuilt projects. Recognized in the Honorable Mention category, both Centerbrook projects were also recipients of The Chicago Athenaeum's American Architecture Award.