This planned 16-story RiNo building will have a tree-filled canyon carved down its side

“One River North pairs high-rise residential living with the natural environment,” said Kevin Ratner, co-founder of The Max Collaborative.
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A rendering for One River North, designed by MAD Architects.
Courtesy of Mad Architects

Residents of One River North, in the RiNo Art District, won't have to go to the mountains for a taste of trails.

Once completed, the 16-story building, which will likely be one of the most distinct in Denver, will have a 10-story canyon of trees carved down the side and a four-story, trail-like walkway, according to the developers.

The project was designed by MAD Architects and Denver's Davis Partnership. MAD is the Beijing-based world-renowned firm known for buildings that merge urban design with natural elements.

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The Max Collaborative, Uplands Real Estate Partners, Wynne Yasmer Real Estate and Zakhem Real Estate Group are the developers working on the project. And Saunders is the lead builder.

The team behind One River North celebrated the topping of the building -- the completion of the top of the structure -- this week.

The team behind One River North celebrates the building's topping.
Connor Robertson

The building, described as a mixed-use "community" at 40th and Blake streets, will boast 13,000 square feet of outdoor environment, according to a statement.

There will be water elements and a 7,000-square-foot rooftop terrace with a pool, spa and garden, plus high-end kitchens.

Residents will enjoy a fitness center, a yoga studio, a workspace area and a pet spa, along with 8,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

"One River North pairs high-rise residential living with the natural environment, bringing the inspiration of nature into our homes to create a unique experience coupled with modern comforts and conveniences," said Kevin Ratner, co-founder of The Max Collaborative, in a statement. "The nature-inspired design by MAD Architects was influenced by Colorado's legendary landforms and merges nature and architecture to inspire a well-balanced life."

The project broke ground in fall of 2021 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.

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