HYATT RIVERFRONT
       
     
 Site plan
       
     
  Sustainability section with river
       
     
final_section_diagram.jpg
       
     
 Wacker façade
       
     
  Model
       
     
Night_Base.jpg
       
     
 Lower Wacker Drive section
       
     
HYATT RIVERFRONT
       
     
HYATT RIVERFRONT

Chicago, IL

Client
Hyatt

Recognition:
Chicago AIA Award Urban Design & Sustainability

Role
Design Principal
Gensler

Intended as a catalyst for Chicago's larger riverfront initiative, the renovation and expansion of Hyatt Regency's lower level between Michigan Ave. and Columbus will also improve the hotel's energy, water, and waste management systems while striving for LEED Platinum certification. The Wacker Drive Façade is conceived as a layered expression of pedestrian circulation, uses green technology, and is an enclosure for the Hyatt Expansion. The façade investigated a "living wall" system. The project also introduced a year round green market to the city along with exhibition space and conference rooms below Lower Wacker Drive.

 Site plan
       
     

Site plan

  Sustainability section with river
       
     

Sustainability section with river

final_section_diagram.jpg
       
     
 Wacker façade
       
     

Wacker façade

  Model
       
     

Model

Night_Base.jpg
       
     
 Lower Wacker Drive section
       
     

Lower Wacker Drive section