Gordon parks art hall at university of chicago

Location: Chicago, IL
Architect: FGM
Facade Design: Innovation Glass

The VS1 system was used as the exterior glass facade for this extraordinary building. The geometry of the glass surface is one of the most complex in the world but was readily solved by the VS1 system. Multiple fold lines, planar transitions, sloping walls and angular variations that had almost no 90 degree angles all had to be accommodated coupled with span variations between 10ft and 28ft; various depth mullions were utilized ranging from 5” to 10” deep. A dramatic entrance canopy folds in front of the inner wall at the east end of the building. A-framed end walls create “glass crystals” visually calling out to the gothic neighbors of this architectural masterpiece.