Denver, Colorado, USA
Designed by Tryba Architects Fox Park is a transformative 41-acre industrial reclamation project expanding Denver’s urban core —integrating open space, culture, and commerce into a mixed-use community that reflects a new spirited and creative generation.
The project was awarded with a 2022 American Architecture Award and a 2021 Green Good Design® Award by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum.
The project reuses the existing 320,000-square-foot former newspaper printing facility and reclaims the site of the historic Denver Brick and Pipe Company.
A cohesive urban landscape will introduce over 14 acres of open space and bring together next-generation workspaces, a boutique hotel, event venues, curated retail and urban agriculture.
Soil remediation, the creation of roads, multimodal transportation infrastructure, and the new system of parks will transform the site, establishing an urban framework that accommodates future growth and evolution rooted in place and community.
Positioned at the intersection of I-25 and I-70 in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood, Fox Park will be a new gateway to the city and region. Its proximity to the 41st and Fox Station and South Platte River Trail will provide mobility options and create seamless connectivity to Downtown and beyond.
Terraced into the hillside, a vertically integrated public realm consolidates parking and service below grade.
Infrastructure will be celebrated to reveal Fox Park’s ecology—water, energy, and waste—making it legible to people of all ages.
At its heart, the immense former newspaper printing facility will be converted into a vibrant new cultural center for community learning and education, arts and culture, innovation and fabrication, business, and entrepreneurship.
Building on the site’s heritage of industry, the North Paper Warehouse will be transformed into advanced manufacturing and education in an urban setting.
Active at all times of the day, the indoor/outdoor Fox Square seamlessly connects the interior programming with the surrounding neighborhood, further inviting the community to participate in recreation and discourse.
The reclamation and revitalization of the site and collection of former industrial buildings represent an approach to design that interweaves the built environment and social fabric.
Fox Park is poised to set a new standard for how revitalized industrial highway corridor infrastructure and underutilized former industrial space can seamlessly reintegrate into the urban core, building a more inclusive and sustainable city of the future.
Project: Fox Park
Architects: Tryba Architects
Client: Vita Development Group