Architecture of the sun.

Responding to its uniquely opportune site, Solstice on the Park’s form maximizes views and minimizes solar heat gain. The uniquely angled southern façade mirrors the precise angle of the sun when it is at its highest altitude- noon on the Summer Solstice. The result is a dazzling and dynamic building envelope that engages with its environment and utilizes the sun’s position to maximize solar shading when needed most in the summer, while still allowing warm light to penetrate deep into the units in the winter. The two-storey angled windows also provided an opportunity for private outdoor balconies, allowing residents to fully engage with their spectacular surroundings from the comfort of their own home.

 Solstice on the Park: South facade

Solstice on the Park: South facade

 Solstice on the Park: South Facade prior to cladding. Photo taken at precisely noon on Summer Solstice, 2017.

Solstice on the Park: South Facade prior to cladding. Photo taken at precisely noon on Summer Solstice, 2017.

 

Jeanne Gang: Redefining Chicago’s landscape.

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Jeanne Gang is a Chicago-based architect and a master of her craft, integrating cutting-edge architecture and sophisticated artistry. With a focus on wellness and social connectivity, Jeanne’s work has energized urban environments and given Chicago some of its most compelling architecture. Jeanne’s Chicago works of Architecture include the Nature Boardwalk at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago’s iconic Aqua Tower, University of Chicago’s North Commons- and now Solstice on the Park.