Office Competition Entry, 2013
Grimshaw Architects - New York, NY USA
Site: Chicago, IL USA
As a proposed expansion to the McCormick Place Convention Center, this submission offers a dynamic community space to frame an arena for DePaul University as well as an attached 500-room hotel.
An undulating ground plane wraps up around the arena to connect the city to the concourse level of the arena, forming a public, ramped plaza. A dynamic media façade allows for natural daylighting throughout public areas of the arena. Continuing the wrapping of the arena that the ramped plaza entry begins, the hotel curves around the edge of the arena, using its edge to form a light shaft down to the hotel lobby.
My responsibilities included site analysis and diagrams, concept development, and massing and space layouts.