New projects in three Atlanta sub-markets exhibit three usage types through three distinctive modern styles.
First, on the Midtown Mile in Atlanta, super-talented Perkins & Will Architects have proposed a modern 35-story mixed-use project at the SE corner of Peachtree Street and 6th Street. The design appears to be a 21st century tower with a mid-twentieth century edge, and will house 391 apartments and a whopping 25,000 SF of street-level retail. It has a sexy Miami vibe that will hopefully push other developers and architects to raise their design levels a few notches.
Next, great Atlanta Architects Mack Scogin & Merrill Elam with Smallwood, Reynolds Stewart & Stewart Associates have proposed an office tower with Atlanta’s first faceted glass curtain wall system. The 30 story tower will be the third of the Alliance Center at GA 400 and Lenox Road in Buckhead. Only one rendering has been released, but it appears to be a simple cube with glass curtain wall becoming more faceted and angular glass pieces toward the top of the building to make it sparkle and reflect the sun’s rays.
Finally, in the Luckie-Marietta district of Downtown Atlanta, the new Hyatt House has already broken ground and is under construction near the Georgia Aquarium at Centennial Olympic Park. The $20 million extended-stay hotel will have 150 rooms on seven floors and provide meeting space and a restaurant. It’s design is more conservative corporate modern, but appears to be pedestrian-friendly and it’s massing has been developed into visually pleasing horizontal and vertical elements.