One Museum Place – We’re Waiting

Unfortunately, One Museum Place is on hold until May of next year (or somewhere near May). I was really looking forward to seeing this one come out of the ground. It’s one thing to build an interesting building, but to have a name like David Chipperfield behind it is quite another. It’s like Robert A. M. Stern designing The Mansion on Peachtree. It’s pretty significant. I’m not sure how many of you are into modern living, but one of the cool things about the project is the contemporary, clean lines inside and out. The floor plans that I viewed at the sales center (when it was still open) were quite nice and spacious to say the least. I really love the idea of living in something modern, and taking that space and turning it into something really fabulous.

One Museum Place Rendering

I was told that the project may have one condo tower and one office/hotel tower. Perhaps Tim from Space should brand his amazing showroom and turn it into a boutique hotel? Space Tower? Space Hotel? The condominiums are generously sized and can be totally customized. Think white box. You are free to design your space as you wish, which is highly unusual for the Atlanta market. Personally, I have been hoping for a developer, like Jack Wieland, to bring this concept to light. They can also give you a finished product.

Please build this one! Atlanta needs more world-class buildings like this! 

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Built across from Atlanta’s premier cultural institutions and two of its most celebrated architectural gems, buildings by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano at the High Museum of Art, One Museum Place offers distinctive residences at a most distinguished address. Residents will have private access to their residences via six pass-card-keyed elevators. No common hallways link condos. Other amenities include a pet wash area, three guest apartments for rent to residents for visitors, a private dining room and a media/lecture room. There will be some interaction with the public at the tower. A small amount of ground-level retail space likely will include a restaurant and day spa. The second floor will have nearly 14,000 square feet of gallery space, a working exhibition hall that will connect One Museum Place and the High Museum, Chipperfield said. 

One Museum Place Courtyard

The High Museum will have an option to buy the gallery space 10 years after the opening of One Museum Place for $1, but for the first 10 years of operation, the Wieland Family Foundation will subsidize the gallery. Programming will be overseen by Jeffrey Grove, the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High. Wieland expects the gallery to showcase the works of emerging contemporary artists.

Highlights:

  • $135 Million, 400,000 sq. ft. mid-rise building
  • Ninety-six distinctive residences understandably priced from $2,000,000.
  • Residences range in size from from 2,000 to 6,000 square feet
  • Private access elevators; private garages and state of the art security
  • Protected views west onto the signature architecture of Richard Meier and Renzo Piano building at the High Museum
  • Protected views east across the tree canopy of Ansley Park
  • 15,000 square foot art gallery programmed in conjunction with the High Museum of Art
  • 5,000 square foot premier restaurant offering resident room service
  • 10,000 square foot cloistered garden
  • Unparalleled residential amenities and services
  • Interior Motor Court entrance

One Museum Place Street Level

One Museum Place Motor Court

One Museum Place Gallery Space

One Museum Place Living Room

One Museum Place West

One Museum Place Logia

About the architect:

David Chipperfield received his diploma from the Architectural Association in London in 1977 and from 1978 to 1984 worked at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.
David Chipperfield Architects was established in 1984, and the practice currently has a staff of over 120 at its main offices in London, Berlin and Milan and a representative office in Shanghai.

The practice has won over 20 national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Royal Fine Arts Commission (RFAC), and American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards.

In 1999, David Chipperfield was awarded the Tessenow Gold Medal, and in 2004 was appointed Commander of the Order of British Empire for services to architecture.

And lastly, all of this information is subject to change. Because the project is on hold, they might not even build it. If they do, there will most likely be changes that will be current with the Atlanta market.

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2 Comments

  • Just what Atlanta needs, another vacant lot with a cancelled or indefinitely delayed project. When will we quit issuing demolition permits for developers with no firm plans to build?

  • I spoke with the developer and he said they were still planning on building the project. It is going to change a bit. Instead of doing two condo towers, it would more likely end up with only one condo tower and the other would be an office/retail/boutique hotel space. One thing is for sure, the developer isn’t going to let that highly valuable empty plot of land sit vacant. Even if this project doesn’t see the light of day, another one will and the site is ready to go.