2009 Hines Competition Finalist – Columbia University


“Solstice 5280”

Team 8314
Columbia University

Our design leverages the existing demographic trends and natural resources of Denver while combating the negative effects of sprawl and environmental degradation by employing the following six design strategies: DENSITY—Increase density; integrate transit, mix of uses; ENERGY—Improve efficiency and provide clean sources of power; EDUCATION—Foster innovation and education through construction of institute and schools; REUSE—Reuse existing structures and building materials; LIFESTYLE—Leverage and reinforce Denver’s high quality of life; PUBLIC SPACES—Create active streetscapes and green public spaces. These strategies are exhibited on the following areas of the site: Alameda Station—Light rail is the future of transportation, replacing the car is essential; Las Ramblas District—Mix of uses helps create a sense of community; Energy Institute/School Joint Venture—Alternative energy and education provide a long-term economic competitive advantage to the site

Jordan Cox, Master of Real Estate Development (Business), Team Leader
Jay Gillespie, Master of Real Estate Development (Landscape Architecture)
Jinwoo Heo, Master of Architecture
Kyung Jae Kim, Master of Architecture
Alex Weis, Master of Real Estate Development (Business)

Faculty Adviser: James Lima

Professional Adviser: Charles Shorter, Davis, Brody, Aedas

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