Koolhaas and Chicago Colour

Transit tube at McCormick Tribune Campus Centre

Rem Koolhaas’ integrated tube design for transit into the McCormick Tribune Campus Centre at the Illinois Institute of technology is practical, ingenious, and, quiet.


Women on the right, Men on the left.  The interior design and fixtures in these utilitarian washroom spaces are as playful as the rest of the building.   McCormick Centre is a lively conversation of colour, texture, and form, and reflects Koolhaas’ background in writing and journalism.

The ‘L’ provides context for the commercial centre in downtown Chicago.  The  Union elevated railway first started operating in 1892, and now provides historic reference for Chicago’s skyscrapers.  The Loop also contains an awe inspiring collection of world class contemporary public sculpture.

Boulevard garden in the lively and hip Chicago neighbourhood, Wicker Park.

Warm evening dinner at a bistro in Wicker Park.

And there’s no place like sweet home, Chicago.



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