Climate-Friendly Buildings That Look Great and Do Their Part for the Planet

Climate-Friendly Buildings That Look Great and Do Their Part for the Planet

Populus, set to open in spring 2024 in downtown Denver, aims to be the United States' first climate-positive hotel by using sustainable materials in the construction process and planting over 5,000 acres of trees offsite. Its stylish, triangular shape takes inspiration from the aspen tree, often associated with Colorado; its sculptural white facade is covered in windows that mimic the eye-shaped marks on tree trunks. The 13-story, 265-room building also features a rooftop with native plants and a skyline stretching to the Rocky Mountains.