ZGF’s design for the 750,000 SF 44-story office and hotel tower, F5 Tower , will be a new model for high-rise development on a challenging urban site, providing a highly sustainable environment for visitors and tenants, and bringing a bold silhouette to the Seattle skyline. The tower is designed to be highly visible throughout the city, rising gracefully toward the sky, subtly sloping over the existing historic structures, and tapering back gently through a sequence of triangular building planes. The program includes a 13 floor, 184-room SLS hotel, office space, subgrade parking, ground floor retail, expanded athletic space for the adjacent historic Rainier Club, attention to preserving the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary, and commercial office space with floor plates between sixteen and twenty thousand square feet. The tower has been designed to achieve LEED-Gold certification with sustainable features that include rooftop photovoltaic panels and a full-block rainwater reclamation system.
Located on a prominent site in Seattle’s transforming Denny Triangle neighborhood, the 2014 Fairview project is a 41-story residential tower that draws design inspiration from its site and surrounding community. Sitting on a triangular site at the intersection of two city grids, the fluid building form takes its cues from the shorelines of Lake Union and Elliott Bay. The organic design imparts a gentle sense of movement and protest and will be one of the most distinct towers in the Seattle skyline. The building’s cohesive massing elevates the streetscape experience with a strong presence on all three street frontages, enriching the public realm and creating a neighborhood landmark. The program includes 445 residential units located above a three-story podium that includes 10,000 SF of retail space, 35,000 SF of amenity space, and five floors of below-grade parking. This dynamic form maximizes daylight, creating elegant and contemporary interior spaces with a warm and open feel. Amenities will include a fitness center, lounge, business center, and a rooftop terrace that takes full advantage of the surrounding views of both the natural and built landscape.