Hotel EMC2

Chicago, Illinois

EMC2, a Marriott Autograph hotel in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, comfortably fits 24 stories and 220 rooms on a diminutive 60-foot-wide by 120-foot-deep site. The  project includes sub-surface construction and concrete shell. Intended for the millennial traveler, the hotel features a high-tech, embossed rainscreen façade that creates an everchanging pixelated “digital” pattern.

Pepper self-performed all concrete work, which is utilizing upturned beams to maximize the size of all hotel windows.

The hotel commissioned Eugena Cheng, Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, for its custom artwork. The installation showcases Mathematician Emmy Noether's work and is highlighted in Scientific America.

Services Used
Owner: SMASHotels Chicago, LLC
Architect: KOO and Associates
Developer: ECD Company

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