The 9-story center was built to replace the aging Fantus Clinic and connects new and expanded ambulatory services to the adjacent John H. Stroger In-Patient Hospital at multiple levels to provide patient and staff access.
Ventana was selected to design, manufacture, and install the exterior wall systems at the new Cook County Central Campus Health Center located in the heart of the Illinois Medical District. The 9-story center was built to replace the aging Fantus Clinic and connects new and expanded ambulatory services to the adjacent John H. Stroger In-Patient Hospital at multiple levels to provide patient and staff access.
The project materials were sourced and fabricated in Columbia, South America. Ventana’s unitized MWS-180 curtain wall system was utilized on the project and was fabricated by ESWindows. The high-performing glass was provided by Tecnoglass. The 85,000-square-foot tower portion of the building features triple-glazed units with low-iron outbord lites for added transparency. Additionally, Tecnoglass’ R53/33 low-E coating was applied on the number two surface for enhanced solar performance. Through these design enhancements, Ventana was able to hit an overall façade U-value of 0.25.
Furthermore, 12,000 square feet of VS-1 system was provided on level one and two of the building. This is a point-supported system with eight inch deep bullet-shaped mullions, no horizontals, and gravity shelves and pinch bodies that hold the glass off the mullion. Tripled-glazed units with outboard, center, and inboard low-iron glass lites are used for a crystal clear look. In order to enhance the transparency, the VS-1 scope also features all-glass corners with steel angle channels for lateral support.