Solstice on the Park

Location
Chicago

Status
Under construction

Client
Antheus Capital

Type
Residential

Size
400,000 sf

Sustainability
Targeting LEED Silver

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Challenging the iconography and symbolism often associated with tall buildings, Solstice on the Park is a 26-story residential tower shaped by solar access. 

The design cuts into the building’s facade in response to the sun and orients surfaces to the optimum 72° angle for Chicago’s latitude, maximizing sunlight in winter for passive solar warming and minimizing light and heat gain during summer to reduce air-conditioning usage.

The structure—which includes 250 dwellings and a green roof—also takes advantage of expansive views of Jackson Park to the south and Chicago’s skyline to the north.