Details revealed for Equinox Hotel in Chicago's West Loop

Chicago developer Related Midwest has revealed the first renderings of the 680ft (207m) skyscraper it is planning for the city, which will include an Equinox hotel and fitness club.

Details of the 58-storey project were revealed last week at a public meeting. The tower – which will flank the Kennedy Expressway at 725 W Randolph Street – will include 165 guest rooms, a spa and 370 rental apartments. At ground level, there will be retail space for shops and restaurants, public plazas and multiple entrances to the building’s different amenities.

According to Curbed, which reported on the meeting, the development team is hoping to break ground in mid-2019, with a completion date scheduled for 2021.

The publication added that Connecticut architecture practice Roger Ferris + Partners have designed the structure “as a bold architectural statement” for Chicago’s West Loop neighbourhood.

Studio founder Roger Ferris explained that clear glass will be used extensively to create a feeling of openness, while above the base the tower will pivot at an oblique angle to maximise views of the Chicago skyline.

A structural grid of steel, aluminium and glass will repeat across all elevations to unify the building’s design.

Related Co, which owns Related Midwest, is a major shareholder in Equinox and has ambitions of opening 75 fitness-oriented hotels across the world.

The first is planned for the forthcoming Hudson Yards development in New York, and is being designed by Yabu Pushelberg and Joyce Wang with a 60,000sq ft (5,600sq m) gym open to guests and Equinox members, swimming pools and a spa.

Equinox vice-president Aaron Richter has previously told CLADglobal that the hotel brand will be built around movement, nutrition and regeneration in an appeal to regular travellers who want to keep fit.

“Movement is something we do very well; we’re renowned for it, and it will be a key focus for our hotels,” he said.

“You’ll have access to amazing Equinox health clubs, you’ll be able to tie into local community events, to have a trainer if you want; and you’ll have access to exercise classes. We’re going to take away all the barriers to fitness that come with travel.”

Chicago  West Loop  Equinox  Relates Cos  Roger Ferris 
Related stories

Equinox to open luxury health club in converted London bank

Equinox club opens with 270-degree harbour view

Film production backlot inspires Equinox Century City club design

Equinox first tenant announced for redeveloped Culver City icon

Equinox to expand after winning backing from private equity firm

Exclusive: Equinox vice-president Aaron Richter tells CLAD about company's ambitious new fitness-focused hotel brand

More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 6148     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 6148     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: GSM Project
Founded in 1958, GSM Project is a multidisciplinary design and production firm specializing in museum exhibitions, observation decks, and other visitor experiences. With over 1000 projects worldwide, we are a turnkey supplier with over 60 years of experience.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
Features include hiking trails, community gardens, a pavilion and fire circle amphitheatre
"If you look at the amount of money we spend on healthcare in the US, and the amount of disease, we have you’ll understand why a lot of folks are starting to look for alternatives - Steve Nygren, Founder, Serenbe"

The US wellness communities providing a new model for living

The rooms at the Lanserhof Tegernsee are arranged around a central courtyard
Christoph Ingenhoven has championed sustainable architecture for more than 30 years. He is Super Jury member at this year’s World Architecture Festival
"At Lanserhof, you spend your money and it’s difficult and exhausting, but you feel as though you’re doing something very good for yourself and maybe also for others "

How Ingenhoven’s experience as a guest informed the design of the Lanserhof medical spas

The BIG U high water barrier is 16km long, and incorporates community facilities
Kai-Uwe Bergmann
"BIG U is us starting the foundation work for a future resilient city."

The 'BIG culture ambassador' on the BIG U

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
The Panda House features separate spaces for the male and female pandas
David Zahle
"I realised we’d created an environment where it was more about talent and trust than how much experience you had."

Designing the Panda House for Copenhagen Zoo

Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
Antonio Cruz
"We were set the target of building one of the five best stadiums in the world"

Shares the challenges of designing Atletico Madrid's new stadium

The three cultural organisations are set around a flexible public space
Jakob Sand
"Maybe a project ends up looking like a BIG building, but there’s no blueprint. If you have a good idea, we will look at it, whether you’re an intern or a partner."

On BIG's French adventure

features
Daniel Libeskind has designed a number of public spaces that deal with difficult or painful historical events
"Architecture can only thrive in a democratic environment"

The Polish-American architect on how his buildings explore memory and identity

Enea worked with architect Christoph Ingenhoven on the Lanserhof Tegernsee project
ENZO ENEA
"Sociology and functionality are the two most important aspects when we design – how an individual lives and interacts"

On saving trees, working with Zaha Hadid and changing the face of Miami

BIG’s design for Google’s Charleston East Campus aims to foster a sense of community
Daniel Sundlin
"What defines BIG’s style of visual communication is that our diagrams clearly capture the essence of our projects, meaning that it’s very easy for people who don’t know our projects well to understand them."

The vision for Google's UK and US HQs

cladkit product news
Rockin' around the Christmas tree: Lasvit partners with the Upper House hotel and Yabu Pushelberg for bespoke Christmas project
The tree is designed to greet guests with a design and light experience as they enter the hotel
Lauren Heath-Jones
Lasvit has partnered with design firm Yabu Pushelberg to create a bespoke Christmas tree for The Upper House, a boutique ...
FAÇADE2017 winners
Ramboll was awarded for the Blavatnik Building, Switchouse Extension of the Tate Moder
Lauren Heath-Jones
A trio of British leisure facilities have been honoured in the Façade2017 awards. Established in 2013 by the Society of ...
Brdr. Krüger to exhibit at IMM Cologne
The Theodor chair was named after studio co-founder Theodor Krüger
Lauren Heath-Jones
Danish furniture company Brdr. Krüger will showcase a range of new and existing pieces at international interiors show, IMM Cologne. ...
cladkit product news
HawkinsBrown complete timber pool facility for 'swimming among the trees'
The space has been designed as 'a welcoming retreat that engages with the mature woodland setting through the use of natural materials and colour schemes'
Kim Megson
Architects HawkinsBrown have completed an elegant timber pool hidden among the trees for a school in the English county of ...
Matteo Thun Atelier create hospitality collection inspired by Mediterranean atmosphere
The collection is designed to integrate with numerous architecture and interior projects across the hospitality sector
Kim Megson
The studio of Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun have produced a new range of wooden furniture designed for everything ...
AB Concept partners with House of Tai Ping for luxurious rug collection
The collection was inspired by the idea of looking down at the world from a great height
Lauren Heath-Jones
Design house AB Concept has partnered with bespoke rug specialist Tai Ping to create Nephele, an exclusive line of handcrafted ...
cladkit product news
RIBA North announces winter lineup
RIBA North opens its new season with the Cerámica exhibition
Lauren Heath-Jones
The RIBA North architectural centre in Liverpool, UK, has announced its lineup of events and exhibitions for the winter season. ...
Ma Yansong debuts out of this world furniture collection
Ma Yansong was inspired by science fiction and the possibility of life on Mars
Lauren Heath-Jones
Curation-led design gallery Gallery ALL debuted the MAD Martian Collection at Design Miami. Designed by Ma Yansong, founder and principal ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates