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AIA Colorado YAAG Unbuilt Architecture Honorable Mention
Location | Firestone, Colorado
Serving as the beacon of Barefoot Lakes, the Sky Tower is a 5-story tall, interactive monument resting on the community’s lone island. The architecture beckons to the traditional ‘Plains’ typology, realizing the quality of the windmill/silo and presenting a constant point of reference for the community. The heavy timber construction and slatted walls are unique on each elevation, leaning out to invite visitors in and reaching towards views of Long’s Peak.
The tower is the last stop along a designed exercise route which culminates with the continuous staircase weaving in and around itself. While premium views can be had at the top of the tower, an equally unique experience takes place at ground level where an oculus to the sky is framed by the Escher-like staircase.