Exclusive: Renderings reveal look of new 13-story triangular building by Denver's Civic Center Park

The 13-story, mixed-use building that's being planned on a triangular lot across from Civic Center Park won't look anything like the rest of the historic buildings that surround the park. And that's intentional.

The latest renderings of the project at 14th Street and Court Place, provided to Denver Business Journal by the project’s developer, Urban Villages, show distinctive windows that are meant to evoke the growth patterns of aspen trees.

The name of the project — Populus — refers specifically to the aspen tree’s scientific classification, Populus tremuloides. But it’s also a nod to another word, “populous,” that speaks to the developer’s ambitions of creating a bustling gathering place for both out-of-town visitors and Denver residents.

The 145,000-square-foot building will feature a 250-key hotel, 40 micro-apartments, a public rooftop bar and view deck, event spaces and a ground-level lobby with food and beverage options from breakfast to late night.

To design the project, Urban Villages enlisted Chicago-based Studio Gang, a firm led by renowned architect Jeanne Gang. In 2019, Gang was the only architect named to Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people.

Read the rest of the Denver Business Journal article here.