No. 2 Opus Place
When a client who believes in the power of design purchases land right next to The High Museum of Art, you get a sense of what they might be looking for in their next building.
Enter No. 2 Opus Place: A tall and slender skyscraper that forms a single line up through the Atlanta cityscape. At street level, an attentive staff provides impeccable service in a generous and refined lobby.
When the Arts Walk hits Midtown, the new tree-lined walkway and structured landscape plazas connect art lovers to the galleries and public transit nearby. To further show appreciation for the arts, Opus Place will play host to curated exhibits in the building’s own gallery.
On paper, the skyscraper is 53 floors and contains retail, office, residential, and penthouse space. Residents have access to a sky lounge, salt-water infinity pool, yoga studio, kid’s play area, and more.
In practice, it’s an ode to Midtown Atlanta and a thriving arts community.
Can a skyscraper connect its people to the outdoors? Yes.
When rethinking the concept of elevated balconies in the city, we designed deep crevices in the corners of the building to create room-sized spaces that allow for privacy.
Preventing harsh wind conditions was also essential. So we extended four curtainwall glass planes beyond the roof line in a move that created a wind vortex that reduced structural pressure. Happily, it also created the structure’s unique signature on the skyline.
Shaya Boymelgreen, Owner, Olympia Heights Management