Cre­ative En­deav­our

Society Interiors - - PROPERTY -

Ar­chi­tect Jeanne Gang’s rm Stu­dio Gang has de­signed the Writ­ers Theatre, lo­cated in Glen­coe, a sub­urb about 20 miles north of Chicago. The theatre fea­tures an el­e­vated glass box wrapped in bands of cedar. The Writ­ers Theatre teamed up with the Woman’s Li­brary Club and the Vil­lage of Glen­coe to de­vise a plan to raze the ex­ist­ing build­ing. In its place, they have con­structed an en­tirely new per­form­ing arts cen­tre that would catal­yse eco­nomic growth in the area and serve as an im­por­tant cul­tural land­mark. The re­sult­ing de­sign, with its trans­parency and ex­i­bil­ity, is in­tended to en­er­gise daily life in down­town Glen­coe, cre­at­ing an open, wel­com­ing space where the po­ten­tial of theatre to unite peo­ple across bound­aries through shared ex­pe­ri­ences is ren­dered vis­i­ble. A rooftop pav­il­ion and green roof of­fer ad­di­tional event space and con­trib­utes to the green de­sign.

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