Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Barcelona, ES


United Continental Building

In Chicago Business District, anchored on the Chicago River embankment, this skyscraper 50 meters was designed in a “Modern Classical” style using Portuguese Royal white granite and silver-grey glass curtain wall. The challenge to merge the temple with the skyscraper produces a new archetype: a tower with a base, a colonnade, and a temple top. The base contains the atrium in white marble. On the exterior façade, the cascading rhythm of white granite columns provides harmony and proportion in a grand style.

Client: Mike Reschke The Prime Group 
Associated Architect: De Stefano/Goetsch ltd.
Total area: 110,000 sqm

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Status: Built
Location: Chicago, IL, US