Interactive Design faced a challenge when designing the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing: how to maintain clear lines of sight from historic Michigan Avenue through the space to the fresh courtyard landscape. The interior walls for the education and boardrooms needed to be transparent from floor to ceiling, yet also meet fire and life safety codes. To achieve their design goals, the architects selected Fireframes® Aluminum Series fire-rated frames combined with Pilkington Pyrostop® transparent wall panels for a versatile, high-quality glazing system that would exemplify the world-class nature of the new wing.
Art Institute of Chicago (Modern Wing)
Renzo Piano Building Workshop / Interactive Design