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Parkview West

137 160 m2 project includes 268 condominium units. More than 10 000 smq of Dri-Design Flat in anodised copper finish were used here. Read more.

The Project

More than 10058m2. aluminium copper anodized panels were installed on the 47-story Parkview West condominiums near Lake Michigan in Chicago. 268 condominium units with full luxury amenities has been described by New Homes Magazine as “maybe the most successful and exciting of all new towers”.

Architect:
Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Location:
Chicago, USA
Product:
Dri-Design Flat
Material:
Anodised Copper

Maybe the most successful and exciting of all new towers.

Signature Statement

More than 10058m2. aluminium copper anodized panels were installed on the 47-story Parkview West condominiums near Lake Michigan in Chicago. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Chicago, the 137160m2 project includes 268 condominium units with full luxury amenities and has been described by New Homes Magazine as

“Maybe the most successful and exciting of all new towers” in the Chicago area. The project cost $121 million.

The architectural firm had not used the Dri-Design system before. “We were looking for a signature statement for the building and did a survey of different types of materials including flat-lock natural copper shingles,”

According to Devon Patterson, principal of design with SCB. “We ended up going with the Dri-Design system because it seemed more proven for residential high rise and because of the colour consistency for the long term. The copper anodized finish doesn’t break down or patina—it preserves the colour for the lifetime of the building.”
 

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We were looking for a signature statement for the building and did a survey of different types of materials including flat-lock natural copper shingles.

Superior Solution

 “When we originally looked at the flat-lock system of natural copper, we liked the fact that it would have a mottled look and wouldn’t look like a machine-finished colour,” said Patterson. “So that’s why we opted for the copper anodized because it has some range to it like natural copper. It was the colour we were trying to get. It was a good compromise that turned out to be a superior solution in the end.”

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