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Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

United States Architecture News - Jun 9, 2021 - 15:55   3408 views

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

US architecture firm Studio Gang has completed a residential tower overlooking Forest Park in St Louis, Missouri in the United States

The 116-metre-tall tower is distinguished with its angular glazed façade elements with its tiered design that creates "a leaflike shape".

Named One Hundred, the tower, covering a total of 520,000 square feet (48,310 square metres), includes 316 units, with retail, amenities, and parking. The tower is Studio Gang’s first project in the city and provides views to the park to the west and the Gateway Arch to the east.

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Sam Fentress

Studio Gang first released images in 2016 and the project was completed in 2020. 

''Tiers of four stories will repeat over the height of the building, with the facade’s angles producing outdoor terraces for a fourth of the apartments," Jeanne Gang said in the first conceptual stage of the project. 

According to Jeanne Gang, the studio took into consideration the site orientation and environmental forces to form the building’s leaflike shape and tiered design which will cut energy use and increase residents’ comfort."

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Tom Harris

''Glass walls sloped outward will make the apartments seem larger, said the architect, adding that One Hundred’s design also is intended to show that ‘people live in the building," added Jeanne Gang, the founder of Studio Gang. 

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Tom Harris

The facade elements are angled to create generous outdoor spaces on top of each tier, providing terraces for a quarter of the apartments, as well as shared amenity space for the resident community atop the green roof podium.

Studio Gang is known for striking high-rises which enhance community's inclusivity within the building, while providing climatic conditions adapted to the site's features. MIRA Tower in San Francisco is other key high-rise building of the studio completed in 2020.

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Sam Fentress

In One Hundred tower, each apartment is specifically designed to connect people to views of Forest Park and the Gateway Arch. "Each apartment features its own corner living room with double exposures that, in addition to offering panoramic views, enhance the amount and quality of daylight within the units," said the studio.

At street level, the studio designed public and retail spaces adjacent to the park and the tower defines a wider, more generous public streetscape, strengthening pedestrian connections between the Central West End district and Forest Park.

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Sam Fentress

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Sam Fentress

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Sam Fentress

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Sam Fentress

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Tom Harris

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Sam Fentress

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Tom Harris

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Sam Fentress

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Tom Harris

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Tom Harris

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Tom Harris

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Tom Harris

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Image © Sam Fentress

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Site plan

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Ground floor plan

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Amenity floor plan

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Level 14 typical floor plan

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Façade detail

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Façade detail

Studio Gang completes its flower-like One Hundred Tower in St Louis

Central West End Diagram

Project facts

Project name: One Hundred

Architects: Studio Gang

Location: St Louis, Missouri 

Size: 520,000 square feet (48, 310 square metres)

Date: 2020 

Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Mechanical Engineering: Charles E. Jarrell Contracting Co

Electrical Engineering: Sachs Electric Company, DeLuca Plumbing

Civil engineering: Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers

Landscape Architect: Arbolope Studio

Lighting Consultants: MorLights

Residential Interiors: Mac Development

Mep Engineer: dbHMS

Fire Protection Consultants: FIRE Solutions

Facades Consultants: Studio NYL

Pool Consultant: Counsilman-Hunsaker

Parking Consultant: WGI

Code Consultants: Code Consultants

Vertical Transportation Systems Consultants: Jenkins & Huntington

Specifications Consultant: Core 10 Architecture

General Contractor: Clayco

Top image © Sam Fentress 

All images © Sam Fentress and Tom Harris

All drawings © Studio Gang

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