Denver
,
CO USA

Denver Union Station

Train Station, Food Hall & Bars
,
Est.
Denver
,
CO USA
Train Station, Food Hall & Bars
,
Est.

About

Denver’s historic train station, originally built in the late 1800s, has endured two centuries of change as the transportation hub for the West’s biggest city.
The “Dame of Denver,” Dana Crawford, brought on AvroKO to design three public spaces – The Great Hall, Terminal Bar and The Cooper Lounge – that would help define a new era for Union Station as Denver’s living room. Combining the romanticism of luxury train stations with the need for an eclectic social hub, AvroKO developed the station’s architectural elements while paying homage to the station’s history. Custom-made columns with built-in lighting were developed to provide more definition to the space without taking away from the overall grandeur. Custom-designed train benches were used as seating in the Great Hall, and both modern and classic furniture pieces with refined details, including Pullman car-inspired drinking booths in blue leather, were developed for the main space seating. Small nods to luxury travel can be seen throughout all areas of the project, including metal buckles, brass fittings, and caning that would have been found on vintage suitcases.
Denver Westword

Best Reuse of a Historic Building

LOCATION
Denver
,
CO USA
Size
14,880 ft² / 1,382 m²
CaTEGORY
Food Halls
Client
Sage Hospitality
Keys
Heart of the City

Preserving history

The beauty of the bones of the station were surgically preserved to create a dynamic public destination while still serving as the city's functioning transportation hub
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Turning the old travel hub into a new civic destination

Transit furniture

The custom furniture and lighting was inspired by stations of the past including the bar signage, which resembles old station signage boards.
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"The once-ailing Denver station, reimagined as a civic destination, now serves as the city's living room."

Contract Magazine

The Cooper Bar

Serving as the lobby bar for The Cooper Hotel located above the station, the Cooper Bar taps into the glamorous history of rail travel and is perched overlooking the main hall, providing guests with an incredible view of the station.
The custom furniture and lighting pays homage to the train travel's heyday.
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Most Beautiful Train Stations in America
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Stone Cold Stunner
Eater Awards
Best Hotel Bar
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Best Visual Identity finalist
Hospitality Design Awards
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