The student housing complex at IIT in Chicago consists of three U-shaped buildings made of reinforced concrete. They have a floor area of 10,200 m², house 367 students. They are connected by a series of steel and glass soundproof walls. These soundproof walls are located on the side of the building along which an elevated railway runs.
Streamlined Student Residence with Distinction
On the opposite side, roofs made of curved perforated sheeting connect the wings of the building and at the same time create five inner courtyards. These roofs contribute to the streamlined overall appearance of the complex and at the same time serve to protect the inner courtyards and the glazed flat facades from the sun.
In 2004, the building received an award from the AIA (American Institute of Architects).
2001 − 2002
2002 − 2003
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
IIT State Street Corporation, Chicago/USA
Doug Snower, Chicago/USA