The first building of Northeastern Illinois University’s new satellite campus had its grand opening yesterday, and it was dressed to impress. Enveloped in an unusual skin described as “an entirely porcelain ventilated façade system” by Porcelanosa, it is the first building in the area to be decked out with the technology.
If you ever drive into the city on the Kennedy Expressway, you’ve probably seen the JGMA-designed building going up. It’s sandwiched between I-90/94, the Metra tracks, and North Kimball Avenue, and seems like a perfectly dreadful place to put a slaughterhouse, let alone a college building where people need a little peace and quiet to think. But NEIU is using the unusually-shaped property to its advantage, as described by JGMA:
It’s one of those “you’ve got to see it” kind of buildings. Fortunately, Chicago Architecture Blog photographer Milosh Kosanovich was at the grand opening, so enjoy his amazing photos below of this very welcome addition to Chicago’s architecture collection.