Cirrus and Cascade Chicago
Cirrus and Cascade are two of three buildings within the Parcels IJKL at Lakeshore East development, designed as a composed and connective urban development within the City of Chicago. With the site’s proximity to the lakefront and new park, the tower designs respond to the natural elements of the site’s context. Texture, form, and a continuous glass façades interplay with the vicinity to the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the tonality of surrounding natural elements. Both towers are positioned to provide all units with optimal access to light, as well as views to the lake, river, and newly implemented Cascade Park.
Complementary in materiality to neighboring buildings in the master plan, Cirrus is individualized by golden brass metal expressed panels. The 47-story condominium tower contains 363 units. Cirrus’s interior architectural design is sophisticated and light, anchored by clean lines and elegant materials. Amenities throughout the building were planned with hospitality and privacy in mind. Amenities such as an outdoor pool and expansive deck, an indoor spa, interior garden conservatory, and various lounges provide residents a myriad of opportunities for relaxation and entertainment. Additionally, two terraces offer open and expansive views of Lake Michigan.
Cascade, a 37-story multifamily rental tower featuring 503 units, is individualized by copper metal expression panels on the exterior of the building, as well as a sharp and chic interior. In addition to the dark, edgy interior design, both the layout and amenities in Cascade are framed around community. The tower’s pool deck rises six feet above the park level, offering some of the most panoramic views of the skyline and the new park, ideal for shared experience among residents and their guests. The project also features multiple communal lounges throughout and shared fire pits on the roof deck, all designed with interaction as the core inspiration.
- Completed 2022
- Project Area
- Cirrus: 842,404 square feet
Cascade: 680,950 square feet
- Thornton Tomasetti, Structural; Mackie Consultants, Civil; WMA, MEP/FP & LEED; Claude Cormier + Associés, Landscape
- Glass, Accent Spandrel Glass, Metal Panel
- 2023 CBC Merit Award - Residential / Hospitality Development of the Year
ActiveScore - Gold Certification
- Tom Rossiter