Solstice on the Park

Solstice on the Park

Architect
Studio Gang
Location
1616 E 56th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Project Year
2018
Category
Apartments

Housing
© Nick Fochtman
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Concrete SkinRieder Sales GmbH
StoolsVondom
Elevators/EscalatorsMitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US
Exterior Insulation & Finish SystemBASF
DownlightsPhilips Lighting Signify
Acoustical ceilings, Suspension gridArmstrong Ceiling Solutions

Product Spec Sheet
Concrete Skin
Stools
by Vondom
Elevators/Escalators
Exterior Insulation & Finish System
by BASF
Downlights
Acoustical ceilings, Suspension grid

Solstice on the Park

Studio Gang as Architects

Located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, Solstice on the Park is a twenty-six-story residential tower shaped by the angles of the sun and one of the first Studio Gang projects to explore the idea of solar carving for environmental advantages.


The design cuts into the building’s facade in response to the sun and orients surfaces to the optimum 72-degree angle for Chicago’s latitude, maximizing sunlight in winter for passive solar warming and minimizing light and heat gain during summer to reduce air-conditioning usage.


The structure—which includes 250 dwellings and a green roof—also takes advantage of expansive views of Jackson Park to the south and Chicago’s skyline to the north.

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Project Credits
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Architects
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Client & Owner
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