HDR Designs Featured in "New Chicago Architecture" Exhibit
Two HDR projects—the Energy Sciences Building at Argonne National Laboratory and the Advocate Christ Outpatient Pavilion—are being featured as part of the landmark "New Chicago Architecture" exhibition opening November 12.
Featuring the work of more than 100 architecture firms in Chicago and around the world, the exhibition includes buildings and projects selected from submissions to The Chicago Athenaeum's prestigious annual American Architecture Awards. The scope of the exhibition has been described by its curator Christian Narkiewicz-Laine as "nothing less than remarkable" since it showcases some of Chicago's best new buildings in decades.
HDR's design of the Energy Sciences Building at Argonne National Laboratory ushers in the transformation of Argonne's campus to an interdisciplinary and sustainable campus, with its north entrance façade becoming a new face for science. The building's prominent location provided the opportunity to create a new image for Argonne, as well as a new entrance to the campus and the new energy sciences quadrangle.
The nine-story Advocate Christ Outpatient Pavilion at Advocate Christ Medical Center is envisioned as a modern icon that will establish a new 50-year image for the Center and set the stage for further campus redevelopment. It's the most recent large-scale project that we have designed for Advocate Health Care, continuing a relationship spanning more than 15 years.
After being displayed in Chicago, the exhibition will travel to Milan, Athens, Hong Kong and other cities in Asia and Europe. Designs from the exhibition will also be featured in a new 450-page book published by Metropolitan Arts Press entitled New Chicago Architecture, due out in December.