steel skylight
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO by Rafael Viñoly Architects Josef Gartner



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This project comprised the structural steel-and-glazing of the New Winter Garden at the Chicago Booth School of Business, one of the oldest and largest business schools in the world. The imposing columns and soaring arches of the Winter Garden are reminiscent of traditional Gothic architecture, echoing the style of the adjacent Rockefeller Chapel. Each column is composed of eight circular hollow sections, 18 m in height. The arches span a width of 15 m, are curved to three different radii and taper towards the top. The steel structure of each funnel was entirely assembled on the ground and lifted into position in one piece. Operable custom vents - driven by eight chain motors - were designed for the funnel glazing.

Scope of Work

Structural steel and glazing.

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