Aqua is the newest addition to Chicago’s up-and-coming New East Side. Aqua, architecturally designed for LEED qualification, is located just steps from some of Chicago’s most iconic locations including Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, and the business and theatre districts. Aqua overlooks Lakeshore East Park, the New East Side’s premier outdoor public space. The park features large open space, pathways, a children’s playground and dog park, as well as surrounding restaurants and retail spaces.
Aqua was designed by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects. Jeanne's Aqua design has welcomed a variety of honors and awards, including the 2008 American Architecture Award, from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design, as well as the 2009 Emporis Skyscraper of the Year award.
Aqua’s “green” design is beautifully implemented throughout each unit, featuring environmentally friendly materials and fixtures. From the bamboo flooring, both a renewable resource and recyclable material, to the water appliances that maintain responsible conservation without hindering the convenience of the user.
Aqua offers a myriad of indoor and outdoor amenities. Aqua’s indoor amenities include a fully equipped fitness center, 2-lane lap pool and spa, basketball court, billiards room, private party suites with kitchens, and a media room with theatre-style seating. Aqua’s outdoor amenities include an expansive sundeck and gardens, running track, 4-lane lap pool with poolside cabanas, a barbeque area and fire pit.