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After over 60 years serving as a convent, the Sisters of St. Francis Mother House was repurposed as home to a new model of Cohousing: a residence designed for a multi-generational and economically diverse community of people who are committed to a cooperative way of life. A full interior architectural renovation by @studiopba brought the “convent to condo” vision to life. . . . Photos by Paul Brokering. #aiadesignawards #colorado #architectlife #architecturedesign #architecture #design #designawards #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #architectureporn #historyfacts #denver #aia #residentialarchitecture #customhomes #customehomedesign #homeofyourdreams #archrecord #archrecordmag #archdaiily #archinspirations #modernhomedesign
Sisters of St. Francis
Denver, CO – This past weekend in the Chaffee Park neighborhood of Denver, the Aria Cohousing community celebrated its Rededication of the motherhouse, an event marking the transformation from former convent to a recently renovated 28-unit cohousing development. City officials, members of the Urban Ventures development team, Marycrest Convent Sisters of St. Francis, and residents of the cohousing community gathered to officially transition the building from a former convent belonging to the Sisters to the current-day residents. The ceremony included several speakers and a ribbon joining ceremony in which residents and Sisters joined together to rededicate the home.
Aria Cohousing is a multifamily concept which actively engages homeowners in a more communal lifestyle. This 28-unit project is a renovation of the former Marycrest Convent, and forms the heart of a 17.5-acre redevelopment on the former convent site in the Chaffee Park neighborhood of northwest Denver. The new Aria neighborhood, when fully completed, will be a mixed-income, mixed use community with an emphasis on sustainability, urban agriculture and cultivating a collaborative neighborhood spirit. Studio PBA was responsible for the renovation of the convent units.
For more information on this project: http://www.ariadenver.com/