In this hotel, science meets art in a sleek and modern look. The architectural firm KOO was asked to develop a tower facade that fit a hotel-room module, introduce a diagonal geometry, and use a subtle but identifiable color range to make a pattern. The architects decided on metal panels versus brick for the walls, which are lighter and more dynamic. Technoform's polyamide thermal barrier and hybrid warm edge spacer offer superior thermal performance without sacrificing design, and most importantly, durability to the facade.
This 21 story hotel, located in downtown Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, won the 2018 ALA Design Merit Award in the commercial building category.
Architect: KOO and Associates
Developer: ECD Company
General Contractor: Pepper Construction
Window system: 4250i-XLT Invent series by Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle Building Envelope
Year completed: 2018
Photo Credits: CNMages / Alamy Stock Photo