The 36,000 square foot Cascade Park is an essential feature of IJKL’s site design, anchoring the Cirrus and Cascade towers and creating a strong new connection between Chicago’s famed lakefront and the Lakeshore East neighborhood. In collaboration with landscape architect Claude Cormier + Associés, our design sought to create new, accessible public green space for the community where there previously was none. The park provides public amenities, flat areas for relaxation and recreation, and multi-use sculptures for play and fitness while simultaneously sitting atop a four-level foundation that provides resident amenities and parking for each of the towers. The ground-level improvements allow pedestrians and cyclists to move easily between Lakeshore East and the scenic lakefront trail.
- Tom Rossiter