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UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island / Wheeler Kearns Architects

Posted On: Jul 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

UChicago Child Development Center Stony Island / Wheeler Kearns Architects

© Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing
Architects: Wheeler Kearns Architects
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Area: 13300.0 ft2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing
General Contractor: Leopardo Construction
Mep/Fp/Civil: Primera Engineering
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Landscape Architecture: MIG Berkeley
Acoustical Consultant: Threshold Acoustics
© Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing
Text description provided by the architects. Inspired by an adjacent historic landscape, the University of Chicago Childcare Development Center - Stony Island integrates the natural environment with its architecture and child-centered curriculum. Instead of creating a place dominated by synthetic play equipment and primary colors, the design allows children to be immersed in the natural world to discover first principles first-hand.
© Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing
The building, with a z-shaped footprint, responds to the narrow infill site, optimizing limited sun exposure and leveraging visual...

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