Studio Gang’s design for Denver mixed-use building is inspired by Colorado’s native aspen tree

Studio Gang and Denver-based real estate firm Urban Villages have revealed designs of a new 13,471-m2 (145,000-sf), 13-story mixed-use building called ‘Populus,’ which will be located immediately adjacent to Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado.

Populus is designed to reenergize Civic Center Park, connecting the Golden Triangle Creative District to downtown Denver. The building will include a 250-key hotel, 40 micro-apartments, a public rooftop bar and view deck, a variety of event spaces including an expansive ballroom with views of the Colorado State Capitol, and an activated ground-level lobby with multiple food and beverage offerings.

“As the signature private development on Civic Center Park, Urban Villages felt a responsibility to create a community asset that would contribute to the architectural legacy of the Mountain West and provide 24/7 activation in this underserved area,” said Jon Buerge, chief development officer at Urban Villages. “We have brought together a team that exemplifies this vision—from architecture and design, to sustainability, hospitality, food and beverage, and more. Populus will create opportunities for locals and visitors to connect, relax, and find inspiration.”

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