Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, 100 Stewart Hotel & Apartments serves as a contemporary landmark that visually and physically responds to the surrounding urban context.
The site is situated adjacent to the historic Pike Place Market District and is neighbored by a range of buildings that represent Seattle’s rich history. For that reason, one of the primary architectural considerations of the project was the scale of the new structure and its relationship to smaller, older buildings in the surrounding area.
▼街道视角，view from the street
The site’s position at a major axial grid shift―where First Avenue bends to meet the city’s topography―also presented a unique opportunity to mark this significant intersection and act as a gateway between neighborhoods.
▼建筑成为了城市中的一个重要交叉点，the site’s position marks the significant intersection in the city
The building is composed of two primary elements that break the expression of the structure: a focal point “glass lantern” with geometric shifts that physically mimic the street grid alignment; and the adjoining frame of solid façades that provides a visual counterpoint.
▼透明的“玻璃灯箱”和实体立面相连接，形成对比和互补的关系，the transparent “glass lantern” and the adjoining frame of solid façades that provides a visual counterpoint
▼立面细部，facade detailed view
▼街道视角，view from the street
▼屋顶视角，roof top view
Drawing from its surrounding context the building features an interior courtyard that offers a quiet, protected area as an entry point to the hotel. The Pike Place Market District has a pattern of existing pedestrian circulation through courtyards and alleys that evoke a sense of wander and exploration. The Thompson Seattle courtyard endeavors to connect the building to these pedestrian pathways in addition to serving to bring in natural light, air and ventilation. Punched openings higher up in the structure also allow people to see into the building, invoking a sense of visual accessibility.
▼庭院鸟瞰，courtyard aerial view
▼庭院天空视角，view to the sky from the courtyard
Aside from the glass lantern element, the building’s street facing structure is an integrally colored cement panel façade system that fits with the surrounding historic brick buildings. Finishes within the courtyard are light and white to create more reflectivity.
▼庭院内部，within the courtyard
▼浅色和白色的材料使光线更加容易反射，finishes within the courtyard are light and white to create more reflectivity
Conceptually, the building is denoted by both introverted and extroverted spaces, while the iconic glass lantern is symbolic of the hotel’s relationship with Seattle, the Pacific Rim and wider world―it serves as an inviting and luminous entity.
▼建筑通过内向和外向的空间被定义出来，the building is denoted by both introverted and extroverted spaces
Project Size: 248,644 SF (total gross floor area including above- and below-ground)
Project Team: Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design Principal; Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, Principal; Jeff Ocampo, LEED® AP, Project Manager; Brian Walters, LEED® AP, Project Architect; Hayden Robinson, Edward Lalonde and Evan Harlan, Architectural Staff.
Contractor: Turner Construction
Key Consultants: Jensen Fey Architecture, Interior Design; MKA, Civil and Structural Engineer; Swift Company, Landscape Architect
Photographer: Nic Lehoux, Aaron Straight