Wrightwood 659
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Wrightwood 659

Tadao Ando as Architects

Conversion of a four-story 1929–1930 apartment building into a space for exhibitions devoted to architecture and socially engaged art. The entire interior of the apartment building was removed and a new steel and reinforced-concrete structure was erected within the perimeter masonry shell.


The reconfigured space provides an up-to-date environment for art and a seamless visitor experience. The architect also introduced an atrium and grand stairway, and installed new building mechanical systems with state-of-the-art climate control, among numerous other undertakings.


In addition to removing the entire interior, the architect added a new rooftop structure providing a contemplative north art-viewing terrace and a city- skyline vista from the south terrace.


Wrightwood 659 is a non-commercial exhibition space in Chicago, IL. It was conceived for the presentation of exhibitions devoted to architecture and to socially engaged art.

For more information you can visit: www.wrightwood659.org

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