KOO is pleased to announce the opening of EMC2. The new Marriott Autograph Collection hotel celebrates the intersection of art and science. The project includes 195 guestrooms, 2000 SF of conference space and a 120-seat contemporary American restaurant, named the Albert. The architecture reflects KOO’s interest in the graphic qualities of the skin. The façade at the base of the tower includes stainless steel panels in three colors that mimic isometric cube graphics extending the diagonal building structure exposed at the terrace. The tower façade is a painted metal panel rainscreen that deploys a diagonally oriented, large scale pattern to contrast the repetitive hotel room module.
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
SIZE AREA: 22 stories, 195 rooms
COMPLETION DATE: 2017