Student Housing Mixed Use Development

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Student Housing Mixed Use Development
SOUTH WABASH URBAN INFILL HIGH DENSITY DEVELOPMENT DESCRIPTION “SMART ARCHITECTURE` The South Wabash Development Project is an urban infill mixed use facility located in the heart of the southeast Loop in Chicago, Illinois USA. The City is a most energy efficient place to live, work, get an education and enjoy social cultural activities. This project concentrates on the following elements of Architectural Problem Solving in the context of a Historic Urban Mixed Use setting with a focus on student housing for the over 40 higher education institutions in or near the Chicago South Loop: “Design Innovation` is focused on the following inter-relationships: Between Art and Technology – Between Form and Function – Between Coming and Going and Being There – Between Looking Out and Looking At – Between Consumerism and Conservation – Between Timeliness and Timelessness – Between Contexturalism and Idiosyncrasy – Between Present and Future Users – Between Fantasy and Reality – Between Performance and Proforma. CONTEXT/DESIGN The design consists of a building inserted into a mid-block narrow (51 feet wide) deep site (165 feet deep) adjacent to a circa 1900 loft bay building, 80 feet wide by 165 feet deep, 5 stories in height. The design is organized in two parts. The base building, consisting of entry atrium winter garden, will contain a café, exhibition space, business center, food and laundry concession, entry lobby, mail, receiving, restaurant and fitness center. The existing loft bay building also will contain classrooms and conference center for the schools use. The tower contains student housing for 500 students plus common areas, mechanical equipment and sustainable design components, including wind, solar and geothermal energy components. The space, between the two elements, and roof of the existing loft building, becomes a roof terrace garden and green roof area, as well as a new landscape for the site. Street access would be available for the Atrium and support functions. Public transportation is within 500 feet for the City’s rapid transit systems, as well as, urban rent a car by the hour services. DESIGN/TECHNOLOGY The construction sub-systems include an off-set tower shifted 12 feet off the south property line to the north to make south light and views desirable for the long view and adjacent land development. The tower is organized with a regular bay flat plate structure and a compact access and lateral load core set on the southeastern side of the universal plan typical floor. The tower is supported on a two way truss (floor depth) containing an up feed and down feed mechanical system. The truss is cantilevered to the north over a portion of the existing loft bay building supported on a series of diagonal supports, that run through the base atrium building element, creating a forest of supports defining the Atrium Urban Interior Garden space within the Chicago South Loop District. The base building structure is designed in steel and glass as a bright and inviting urban oasis. SUSTAINABLE ELEMENTS Exterior cladding is designed to respond to orientation. East and west insulated metal clad walls have minimal glass for sound isolation and low angle light control. The north façade includes 3 story modular flush vertical glazing alternating with metal panels for high light admission in a reduced glazing area. The south elevation includes horizontal windows with metal awnings for light control, as well as, a series of photo voltaics facing the south core of the tower. The facades of the tower respond to the environment, with differing elevations responding to sun, wind, light and sustainability, giving the building the function and image of “Smart Architecture`. The following data describes the project scope: 2 SITES COMBINED: 1. @ 51’ x 165’ = 8,415 SF x 12 = 100,980 SF 2. @ 80’ x 165’ = 13,200 SF x 12 =158,400 SF COMBINED FAR DX-12 = 259,380 SF EXISTING BUILDING 80’ x 165’ = 13,200 SF x 5 = 66,000 SF 259,380 SF + ESTIMATED BONUS FOR GREEN ROOF/BUILDING SETBACKS T.B.D. BUILDABLE AREA: 289,380 SF – 66,000 SF = 193,380 SF ESTIMATE WITH BONUS ADDED = 210,000 SF BASE BUILIDNG: ENTRY, ATRIUM/EXHIBITION SPACE, RECEIVING, MAIL, SHOP, SOCIAL LOUNGE, FOOD SERVICE, COMPUTER CENTER, FITNESS CENTER, SEMINAR ROOMS, LANDSCAPED ROOF GARDEN, BICYCLES, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT, LOADING DOCKS, UTILITIES /(NO PARKING REQUIRED) 40,000 SF APPROXIMATELY TOWER: STUDENT APARTMENTS, LAUNDRIES, VENDING, BREAKOUT SPACE, CLEANING SERVICES, MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT 210,000 SF – 40,000 SF = 170,000 SF ÷ 9,000 SF (18.8 FLOORS) TYPICAL FLOOR AREA = 9,000 SF 18 FLOORS OF STUDENT APARTMENTS X 24 BEDS PER FLOOR (1 PER ROOM) = 432 BEDS DOUBLE UP 25% = 108/432 + 108 = 540 BEDS IMAGES INCLUDED: 1. View looking South/West Initial Design 2. View looking South/West Evolved Design 3. View looking South/West Evolved Design/Color 4. Typical Floor Plan/East, South {partial), North Elevation/Sections 5. Plan Segment Typical Floor/Site Location Plan 6. Perspective View (from Street) into Atrium 7. Conceptual Sketches/Space, Structure, Skin 8. Conceptual Alternatives 9. Site Plan

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