Myefsky Architects

Development at Goose Island

Development at Goose Island

Chicago, IL

Located on the North Branch of Chicago's Goose Island, the concept design for this 280,000 sf building involves the conversion of what was once a furniture factory into a creative office space.

Taking inspiration from the building's original industrial style, the red brick facade is beautifully contrasted against the stunning glass atrium that connects the two structures, the steel floor-to-ceiling window frames, and the enclosed glass balconies.

At the ground level, the design incorporates a cafe concept with enormous garage-style windows that allow the indoor dining space to be extended outside.

As one enters the interior gallery, which is enclosed by the glass atrium, they are guided by the refurbished train tracks that once ran through the island. Flooded with natural light, the gallery brings the outdoors inside with a massive green wall that nearly extends the length of the building. Encouraging collaboration and relaxation, the interior gallery also consists of a variety of comfortable seating options, arranged in groups as well as single pods. All of these elements are continued into the exterior gallery, which also includes a refurbished train car, which serves as additional seating.

Finally, an additional amenity space is located on the massive green roof, which includes a deck with various seating arrangements, boasting sweeping views of the Chicago skyline.

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