Situated in the rapidly transitioning neighborhood of RiNo, this mixed-use residential building at Link 35 works to create a context for its new community. Using elements of the warehouses and shipping containers that currently make up this area of Denver, Link 35 provides a modern, dense housing development on a historically industrial block.
The new building design breaks down the massing of the city block for a human scale. Areas of the building are carved away to create street-level courts and rooftop terraces for outdoor gatherings. Retail space at the ground level provides a strong pedestrian connection. Secure parking is accessed from the alley, directing the active spaces toward the street. The 66 rental units on the upper floors include studio, 1- and 2-bedroom units as well as micro-housing units. Each unit has an exterior or Juliet balcony. Each of these elements works to successfully translate the industrial character to a vibrant residential urban neighborhood.