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100 Stewart Hotel and Apartments / Olson Kundig

100 Stewart Hotel and Apartments / Olson Kundig

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  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  248644 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs Photographs:  Nic Lehoux
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Swisspearl, PPG Paints, Newforma, Schuco, Trimble, Walters and Wolf
  • Civil And Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer And Energy Analysis Consultant: Holaday-Parks
  • Electrical Engineer: Holmes Electric
  • Mechanical Design : Glumac
  • Plumbing Engineer: Hawk Mechanical
  • Geotechnical: Associated Earth Sciences
  • Acoustical Engineer: BRC Acoustics & Audiovisual Design
  • Landscape: Swift Company, Landscape Architect
  • Elevator: Lerch Bates
  • Building Envelope: RDH Building Science
  • Cladding Installation: Raymond
  • General Contractor: Turner Construction
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“It was an honor to work on such an important corner and intersection in Seattle. The project is adjacent to one of the city’s most important cultural institutions – Pike Place Market – and so even today with all the changes Seattle has experienced, the area still carries a little of the Seattle I recall when I moved here in 1974.” ―Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design Principal

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Ground floor plan
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© Nic Lehoux

Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, 100 Stewart Hotel & Apartments serves as a contemporary landmark that visually and physically responds to the surrounding urban context. The site is situated adjacent to the historic Pike Place Market District and is neighbored by a range of buildings that represent Seattle’s rich history. For that reason, one of the primary architectural considerations of the project was the scale of the new structure and its relationship to smaller, older buildings in the surrounding area. The site’s position at a major axial grid shift also presented a unique opportunity to mark this significant intersection and act as a gateway between neighborhoods.

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© Nic Lehoux

The building is composed of two primary elements that break the expression of the structure: a focal point “glass lantern” with geometric shifts that physically mimic the street grid alignment; and the adjoining frame of solid façades that provides a visual counterpoint.

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© Nic Lehoux

“The site, which is located at an important intersection, is really at the heart of Seattle. The shifted axis of First Avenue―where it curves to meet the city’s typography―offered us an opportunity to really mark that place, an important intersection that joins the surrounding districts.” ― Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, Principal

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Drawing from its surrounding context the building features an interior courtyard that offers a quiet, protected area as an entry point to the hotel. The Pike Place Market District has a pattern of existing pedestrian circulation through courtyards and alleys that evoke a sense of wander and exploration. The 100 Stewart courtyard endeavors to connect the building to these pedestrian pathways in addition to serving to bring in natural light, air and ventilation. Punched openings higher up in the structure also allow people to see into the building, invoking a sense of visual accessibility.

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© Nic Lehoux

Aside from the glass lantern element, the building’s street facing structure is an integrally colored cement panel façade system that fits with the surrounding historic brick buildings. Finishes within the courtyard are light and white to create more reflectivity.

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© Nic Lehoux

Conceptually, the building is denoted by both introverted and extroverted spaces, while the iconic glass lantern is symbolic of the hotel’s relationship with Seattle, the Pacific Rim and wider world―it serves as an inviting and luminous entity.

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© Nic Lehoux

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Address: Seattle, Washington, United States

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Cite: "100 Stewart Hotel and Apartments / Olson Kundig" 14 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/923002/100-stewart-hotel-and-apartments-olson-kundig/> ISSN 0719-8884

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