Nestled beside Lake Michigan and McCormick Place, this hybrid building is programmed as both a wellness center and a high-end prefabricated pod hotel.
This project lead to the receipt of the Brothers Finfer Scholarship, an award to be used for tuition open to M. Arch students at IIT.
The hybrid typology aims to promote physical, mental and spiritual well-being for residents of the South Shore Link neighborhood and visitors from McCormick Place.
Wrapped around the rec center core, the pod hotel consists of 313 small-footprint prefabricated units. When the pod units are removed, courtyards are created, allowing the fitness program to emerge and daylight to penetrate the interior of the building.