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1601 Wewatta is an exciting mixed-use development and Class A office building in the heart of Denver’s booming Union Station neighborhood. With the completed renovation of the historic Union Station building and surrounding infrastructure, the level of development in the area has really taken off, being quickly filled in with apartment buildings, offices, restaurants and retail. 1601 Wewatta, designed by HOK Architects and developed by Hines, features luxury amenities for its office tenants, such as decks overlooking Downtown Denver, the Millennium Bridge and newly landscaped plaza below. The building also includes a fitness center and ground level retail that can make use of the public spaces along the street.
With the intersection of Wewatta and 16th Street creating a unique sight corridor, it was important to the City of Denver and the project team that this project be especially thoughtfully designed, as it is such a prominent visual presence. ArtHouse Design was involved in nearly every aspect of this project, creating an original identity that evokes the curved glass façade of the building, developing a Comprehensive Sign Plan as well as designing interior and exterior signage. The interior signage also picked up on this visual vocabulary, incorporating high-end touches like glass room signage with brushed metal accents. Adding to the rich fiber of Denver’s urban core with this project has been a great application for ArtHouse’s nimble, multi-faceted design expertise.