Aqua Tower is one of few tall buildings to create a community on its facade. Combining a hotel, offices, rental apartments, condominiums, and parking, along with one of Chicago’s largest green roofs, Aqua facilitates strong connections between people and to the city. This tower is located in Chicago.
The overall design is the cumulative result of responses to specific conditions of density, environment, and use.
Their design for Aqua uses architecture to capture and reinterpret the human and outdoor connections that occur more naturally when living close to the ground. Borrowing from the characteristics of terrestrial topography, the tower was imagined as a vertical landscape made up of hills, valleys, and pools.