I opened up the local newspaper today, and much to my surprise, there’s news that the first, mid-rise container building in the U.S. is planned for downtown Salt Lake City. The project was designed by none other than Adam Kalkin, container architecture expert, and will be called City Center Lofts. The green, ultra-modern condo building will have eight units and a ground level art gallery.
Developed by Adam and Dessi Price of Almost 4th & 4th, LLC, City Center Lofts will be constructed with 50% recycled content by weight and include features such as a green roof, on-demand hot water heaters, abundant natural light and ventilation, high performance windows, radiant heat, low VOC paints and finishes, and high efficiency air to air heat exchange and HEPA filtration.
City Center Lofts will be at 337 South 400 East, which is close to TRAX and all sorts of restaurants, destinations, and downtown amenities. It will literally establish a new standard for SLC projects of the future. Construction completion is set for March 2009, if all goes as planned.
If you haven’t seen the work of Adam Kalkin previously, I’ve embedded below a video of him from the Dwell Design Leader video series. Kalkin and his company, Quik-Build, LLC, designed City Center Lofts. You can view more of his work at architecture and hygiene.
View other container projects previously mentioned here.