这座面积为97000平方英尺（约9012平方米）的建筑由Diller Scofidio + Renfro设计，包含一座双层裙楼和一座八层高的细长塔楼，将为芝加哥大学提供一个285座的礼堂和目前亟需的多功能会议空间，可用于举办研讨会、座谈会、演讲空间以及其他活动。
The David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago is a space of discourse and intellectual exchange aimed at fostering the engagement of scholars, researchers and dignitaries from around the world. The Forum’s prominent location on Chicago’s Midway Plaisance across from Rockefeller Memorial Chapel offers expansive views of Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan as well as the University Campus and Woodlawn Community.
Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the 97,000 square-foot building is composed of a two-story base and a slender, eight-story tower that will provide the University with a 285- seat auditorium and much needed multipurpose meeting spaces for workshops, symposia and lectures, among other activities.
▼从论坛望向校园和市中心，Looking Towards Campus and Downtown © Patrik Argast
The tower is organized as a stack of neighborhoods with meeting and communal spaces offering diverse environments—formal and informal, calm and animated, focused and diffuse, scheduled and spontaneous. Each neighborhood coalesces around a central private social lounge, creating a sense of community and identity. The neighborhoods are vertically stacked, rotated and oriented to give each space a unique perspective of Chicago, producing a form that faces both the north and south sides of Chicago.
▼西南视角，Looking Southwest © Brett Beyer
The building prompts its varied populations to cross paths with one another, where possible, to enhance intellectual exchange. The lower floors of the David Rubenstein Forum are porous and dynamic with connections to the campus and the community in all directions. As one climbs the building, there is a progressive retreat from the everyday to more contemplative spaces, with dramatic views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.
▼从Woodlawn大街望向建筑，Looking Southeast from Woodlawn Ave © Brett Beyer
The Forum combines a variety of spaces, both formal and informal, large and small, calm and animated, focused and diffused, scheduled and spontaneous.
Ground Floor: A continuous surface of terrazzo paving seamlessly extends the exterior lobby of the entrance plaza into the entry lobby. Guests are welcomed by an open lobby featuring a continuous surface made of 1” blackened structural steel that winds through the lobby, functioning as a cantilevered reception desk, as well as the guardrails for the lobby grand stair and bridge. The ground floor also features a semi-private dining room that seats 100, overlooking the bosque and outdoor event space; and a wine bar and café.
▼一至四层立面，Looking South at 1-4 Floors © Patrik Argast
大学厅：从首层出发，来宾可以通过Bernard J. DelGiorno主楼梯行至大学厅参与主题活动。大学厅是论坛中面积最大的房间，可供超过600名来宾以类似于剧场的方式就座。
University Room: Departing from the ground floor, guests can walk up the Bernard J. DelGiorno Grand Staircase to make their way to a keynote event in the University Room, the largest room in the facility that seats more than 600 guests theater-style.
▼大学厅夜景，University Room © Brett Beyer
Level 3-4, Friedman Hall: The third and fourth floors are home to the 4,000 square-foot Friedman Hall, a 285-seat auditorium that sets lectures and performances against the backdrop of Rockefeller Chapel and the Midway Plaisance. These floors and other neighborhoods are connected by a two-story lounge. The hall is lined in Plexwood, an engineered wood paneling system produced in the Netherlands. The material consists of a birch plywood turned on its end grain. The material, sourced from forests certified for sustainable management, is free of VOC’s used into the production process.
▼弗里德曼大厅，Rubenstein Forum_Photography by Brett Beyer © Brett Beyer
▼大厅内部采用了Plexwood饰面，The hall lined in Plexwood © Brett Beyer
5-7层是Kapani家族基金会和Natalia DeSaix Kapani AB ‘20 休息室及标准会议室。
8-9层是Peter W. May会议室和高层会议室，配备有高档家具、内饰和设备。Peter W. May会议室面积为1,600平方英尺，是一个可容纳70人的阶梯式会议空间。
Level 5-7, Kapani Family Foundation and Natalia DeSaix Kapani AB ‘20 Lounge and Standard Meeting Rooms
Level 8 – 9, Peter W. May Boardroom and Elevated Meeting Rooms: Meeting rooms on the eighth and ninth floors feature premium furnishings, finishes and equipment, such as the 1,600 square-foot Peter W. May Boardroom, a tiered meeting space that seats 70.
Level 10, City View Room: The 2,000 square-foot City View Room on the 10th floor provides a more formal and focused setting with expansive views toward the campus and surrounding communities as well as Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.
▼城市景观厅，City View Room © Patrik Argast
▼5层会议室，5th Floor Meeting Room © Patrik Argast
▼5层会议室视野，5th Floor North Facing Meeting Room © Brett Beyer
▼Peter May会议室，Peter May Boardroom © Patrik Argast
▼标准会议室，Standard Meeting Room © Patrik Argast
Landscape: A bosque of twenty maple trees opens to the south, and connects to the University’s Campus South Walk. A green roof above the podium and a Japanese garden above Friedman Hall provide elevated views of Chicago.
▼5-9层立面，可以看见弗里德曼大厅上方的日式庭园，Looking South at 5-9 Floors, with a Japanese garden above Friedman Hall © Brett Beyer
▼餐厅和大学厅立面夜景，Looking North at Dining Room and University Room © Brett Beyer
可持续性 | Sustainability
The project is certified LEED Gold, building on the rich history of the Midway Plaisance ‘City within the Park’ 1893 World’s Fair which showcased to the world for the first time a new American optimism for greener, safer, healthier cities. The Forum design integrates new bird safe technology into its glass facade visible to birds but not to humans for the protection of the Mississippi Flyway Zone along the Midway Plaisance.
▼西侧视角，可以俯瞰旁边的大道乐园，Looking West with Midway Plaisance © Brett Beyer
▼玻璃幕墙融入了新的鸟类保护技术，The Forum design integrates new bird safe technology into its glass facade © Brett Beyer
▼校园北广场视角，Looking West at North Plaza © Brett Beyer
The project also utilized green roofing technology to both expand natural habitat areas along the Plaisance as well as improve the energy performance of the building mechanical systems. Lastly, every public space and meeting room has floor to ceiling glass for the entire length of the room to provide maximum amount of natural daylight and views connecting people to the natural landscape, blurring the boundaries between Midway Plaisance and building.
▼所有公共空间和会议室都设有全长度的通高玻璃墙面，Every public space and meeting room has floor to ceiling glass for the entire length of the room © Brett Beyer
结构特征 | Structural Features
The staggered tower structure is achieved with a robust pair of reinforced concrete side walls, which cantilever up to 40 feet from the building’s core, among the longest concrete structure cantilevers present in Chicago. Post-tensioned slabs span between the side walls with minimal structural depth, yielding unobstructed views of the campus and city, all while ensuring that the slabs met the stringent performance requirements of the glass facade. To create the column-free space required for the University Room, a 600 person assembly space, the roof structure was constructed with steel trusses that span over 100 feet which are supported with cantilevered concrete beams.
A pair of concrete side walls cantilever up to 40 feet from the building’s core © Patrik Argast
立面系统 | Façade Systems
The curtain wall system has been designed and engineered to provide unobstructed views towards the campus and the city. To minimize the transition between interior finishes and facade the curtain wall has been base supported at all locations. It consists of steel reinforced, unitized aluminum panels and high performance insulating glass units featuring low-e coatings as well as bird collision avoidance measures. The faceted design of the rainscreen has been achieved with aluminum composite panels and zinc, chosen as the primary material for its natural aging process, the way it reflects light and its flexibility which allowed for the building’s characteristic geometry.
▼夜间立面，Looking North at Dusk © Brett Beyer
▼整体鸟瞰，Rubenstein Forum – Aerial view © Brett Beyer
Location: 1201 E.60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Owner: University of Chicago
Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Design Architect/ Architect of Record
Brininstool + Lynch, Associate Architect
2015 A team led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro is commissioned.
2018 The project begins construction in July 2018.
2019 The building’s structure is completed.
2020 Construction is completed. The David Rubenstein Forum opens on September 28, 2020.
Design Architect/ Executive Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Associate Architect: Brininstool + Lynch
MEP/FP/ Code/ Life Safety/ Energy Consultant: Primera
Structural Engineer: LERA Consulting Structural Engineers
Facade Consultant: Thornton Tomasetti
Landscape Consultant: Site Design Group, Ltd.
Civil Consultant: Terra Engineering
Acoustic/AV/ IT Consultant: Threshold Acoustics
Lighting Consultant: Tillotson Design Associates
Vertical Transportation: Syska Hennessy
Food Consultant: Cini-Little
LEED Consultant: HJKessler Associates
Specifications Consultant: Construction Specifications
Cost Estimator: Dharam Consulting
Waterproofing: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Interior steel stairs fabrication: Specialty Construction
Zinc rainscreen fabrication and installation: Tuschall Engineering Company, Inc.
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company
DS+R YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DZ-uExHRg0
Crediting information: Film by Brett Beyer, Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (2020)