Vue53 is a mixed-use development in Chicago’s rapidly evolving Hyde Park neighborhood. With 267 units, modern amenities, and 28,000sf of retail space, Vue53 offers a new way of living in Chicago’s historic southside neighborhood.
Just two blocks north of the University of Chicago’s urban campus and less than a mile from Lake Michigan, Vue53 sits in the heart of Hyde Park’s commercial corridor. In addition to studios, and one- and two-bedroom apartments, Vue53 offers amenities like a game room, exercise room, and a large, communal roof deck that provides unique, sweeping views overlooking the city’s South and West sides. Geared toward design-savvy University of Chicago graduate students, faculty, staff, and young professionals, double-height work spaces dispersed across four floors offer residents functional, airy spaces to work and meet outside of their apartments.
The architecture also carefully considers its context, responding specifically to Nichols Park across the street, which extends from the University campus on 55th street all the way to 53rd street. The mass of the building is divided into two towers. The south tower is on 53rd street, deliberate voids in the elevation deftly minimize the structure’s perceived mass while framing views of Nichol’s Park, just across the street. The north tower is set 100ft back from the street to minimize its mass.
With ground floor retail space, two-thirds of which is occupied by a Target, residents can find virtually all of their needs met without having to leave the premises. Like a contemporary Unite d’Habitation, Vue53 creates a world unto itself where residents can live, work and cultivate community. Vue53 is a contemporary work of total design that is redefining 21st century, urban student housing.
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