Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) will open their offices for a two hour art focused studio tour and lecture in their downtown offices, located in an addition to the Harris Bank Building. The office space itself embraces the clarity of the modernist era, highlighting "found gems" including the existing green marble, stainless steel columns, courtyard and terrace spaces.
The tour will feature models, illustrations, and photographs of some of the world’s most innovative projects under construction including Expo 2017 in Astana, Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Wuhan Greenland Tower in Wuhan, and Chengdu Greenland Tower in Chengdu.Other projects that will be discussed are several of AS+GG experimental concept designs including the Biophilic tower, the Cube XYZ Gateway, Chicago’s Eco Bridge, the Chicago Decarbonization Plan, and the fascinating live-work, satellite-city concepts being design for outside of Chengdu.
The tour will also take a look at how art is incorporated throughout AS+GG’s architectural work from custom made furniture designs to in-house object designs made in their full-service model shop. Learn from the Architects about the innovative techniques and inspirational concepts for a variety of both international and Chicago specific projects.
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