3Eleven Residential Tower

3Eleven Residential Tower

Location
311 West Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60654, USA | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Apartments
Stories By
JGMA

Vitro Architectural Glass
Steinkamp

3Eleven Residential Tower

JGMA as Interior Architects

JGMA was hired by the John Buck Company to design a residential apartment tower that would represent the antithesis of the glut of apartment towers currently under construction or recently opened within the city of Chicago. This tower is directed specifically to the high-tech audience that is moving to the city due to the recent relocation of high-tech business to Chicago. The tower amongst many things provides the high-tech audience with the opportunity of living in a capacity that is commensurate with their atypical lifestyle.

 

The building branding was designed in tandem with the interior architecture and serves to compliment, enhance and playfully identify specific spaces within the building. Branding components weave through the major common area spaces, entry lobby, elevator lobby, mail room, dog run, bike storage room, and the rooftop lounge in order to thoughtfully create continuity and add whimsy to the building. Various branding representation methods were explored- from vinyl-applied graphics to laser-engraved porcelain tiles, each with deliberate intention of creating subtle texture on a wall versus a high contrast visual.

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Solarban® 60, Optigray® glasses set tone for “future-forward” living at 3Eleven

Vitro Architectural Glass as Manufacturers

Solarban® 60 and Solarban® 60 Optigray® glass provide the right combination of energy and aesthetic performance for 3Eleven, a modern living space for Chicago’s millennials.

Designed by FitzGerald Architects, 3Eleven is a 25-story, 281-foot contemporary residential tower, offering tenants an opportunity to “live louder, brighter and more colorfully.” With 245 luxury apartments, retail space, and parking for cars and bicycles alike, the tower was built with active city life in mind.

Tracking the building for LEED® Certification, the architect factored the environmental performance of Solarban® 60 glass into the energy budget calculations to optimize energy performance credits. Despite its clear appearance, Solarban® 60 glass blocks 62 percent of total solar energy while allowing 70 percent of visible light to pass through—an ideal mix of energy savings and visibility.

While Solarban® 60 glass was specified as the tower’s floor-to-ceiling vision glass, laminated Solarban® 60 Optigray® glass, which is a light-bodied gray tint, was used on lower floors for noise insulation and to provide visual privacy from the train tracks that run next to the building. Both products also were frosted or combined with ceramic frit for select applications.

“Vitro coated glass was specified as basis-of-design for meeting all aspects of the project criteria including aesthetics, energy code performance, and cost budget,” said Timothy Blatner, principal and technical director for FitzGerald. “Ultimately, both products were approved by the glazing contractor to meet performance specifications and to realize the design intent of the architect and to fulfill the vision of the developer.

All apartments include floor-to-ceiling windows and custom solar shades, along with a host of smart technologies to augment the “forward-living” aspects of the design.

Solarban® 60 glass is designed to provide year-round comfort with heating and cooling cost savings. Optigray® glass is part of the Vitro Glass collection of performance-tinted architectural glasses.

To learn more about Solarban® 60 and Optigray® glasses and the full range of aesthetic and performance options available from Vitro Glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 1-855-VTRO-GLS.

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