Located where the downtown Seattle grid hinges, just steps from the iconic Pike Place Market, the 100 Stewart Hotel and Apartment takes advantage of its pivotal site at the convergence of four distinct zones: the Belltown neighborhood, Pike/Pine Retail Corridor, Pike Place Market district and the Downtown Business district.
The design concept, which takes into account the unique interception at First Avenue and Stewart, responds to the urban form through a gestural move at the terminus of the street grid. The design move lends prominence to the corner as a gateway to the Belltown neighborhood and terminus of Pike Place Market, creating a “hinge” or articulation to accentuate this change in the street grid between neighborhoods.
A street grid shift at this location created an opportunity to reflect that shift in the building itself.
Transparency, activity and openness between 100 Stewart’s storefront and street-level presence create a vibrant urban space. Street-level spaces extend out visually into the sidewalk, inviting pedestrians to engage with the building at multiple entry points. Open facades and variations in paving materials and textures help to orient pedestrians toward building entries where large open portals in the facade provide access to the open courtyard.
Alberts, Hana R. “Checking In Thompson Seattle.” New York Post, 12 July 2016, 45. Print.
“Check Out.” GRAY No. 29, Aug.-Sept. 2016, 38. Print.
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