The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago stands amongst Chicago’s landmark buildings that include Aqua and the Chicago Theater. Open and airy and yet, solid and robust, the famous architectural monuments share characteristics that hold up to the extreme weather of the windy city. The Modern Wing by the architects, Renzo Piano, boasts a steel and glass facade that permits light throughout the 264,000 square foot addition; making the art institute one of the largest museums in the US.
In a magnificent transformation of the public arts center in Aachen, Germany, the architects Bert Haller Innerenarchitekten, specified three woven metal fabrics. An elegant backdrop for the facilities largest stage is cloaked in Baltic and Lamelle and a theatrical facade of Escale is specified at the entrance. Eurogress is a modern meeting and conference center where all kinds of concerts and cultural events are held in the evening, and corporate business meetings and trade fairs during the day. Aachen is a western city in Germany, bordering Belgium and the Netherlands, and is one of the top ranking cities in Germany for innovation.
In beautiful Contone, Switzerland, the Pfister Furniture Store boasts a bright red metal façade that is in line with the companies branding. Pfister Furniture Company started as a small furniture workshop in 1882 that grew into 20 branches all over Switzerland. It’s one of the largest specialty retailers of its type in the country.
Downtown Pittsburgh boasts some of the hottest shopping and office tenants on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Larimer in Bakery Square. The former Nabisco factory was completely refurbished and rebuilt in 2007 when Walnut Capital took over ownership. The owners partnered with Astorino, now Cannon Design, for planning, architecture, engineering, and landscape services, PJ Dick Construction Management to implement the design and GQ Contracting LLC for project management.