Monarch Mills Apartments

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About this project

This mid-rise development provides affordable dwelling units within a complex master plan that integrates mixed incomes and uses with diverse building types (affordable and market-rate lofts, townhomes and art museum). The unique urban site is held together by pedestrian circulation that links the site to the greater Central Platte Valley, lower downtown Denver and Cherry Creek.

Although it is comprised primarily of affordable housing built on the proverbial low budget, Monarch Mills Lofts uses cutting edge materials and a maverick design to integrate with neighboring high-end townhomes and the adjacent Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver. Monarch Mills features a unique application of a European clay-tile rainscreen system that “breathes”.  A unique, vertical application of a tensile fabric membrane graces the main entrance.

 
 
 

Location

Denver, CO

client

Denver Housing Authority

size

102,590 SF

cost

$9,309,355

date completed

2006