Aqua Tower model

A work made of acrylic.
© 2009 Jeanne Gang.

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  • A work made of acrylic.

Date:

2005

Artist:

Studio Gang Architects (American, founded 1997)
Jeanne Gang (American, born 1964)

About this artwork

Studio Gang’s 82-story Aqua Tower is among Chicago’s most important tall buildings of the 2000s. The tower’s urban context helped determine its undulating exterior, resulting in unique concrete balconies designed to give residents views of specific Chicago landmarks, control solar exposure, and create sight lines between neighbors that can encourage socializing and a sense of community. Evoking the flow of wind, water, and topography, the building was designed and constructed with a combination of digital and analogue techniques to create mass-produced, yet custom-made, forms. Aqua Tower fuses Studio Gang’s rigorous research process with a dedication to strong architectural expression.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Jeanne Gang (Architect)

Title

Aqua Tower model

Origin

Chicago

Date

2000–2010

Medium

Acrylic

Dimensions

106.7 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm (42 x 16 x 16 in.)

Credit Line

Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2011.115

Copyright

© 2009 Jeanne Gang.

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