Gallery: Chicago’s Poetry Foundation is a Striking Daylit Space Worthy ...

The Poetry Foundation, designed by John Ronan Architects, is a daring ode to the structure of a poem. Located in Chicago, the building provides space for a library, exhibitions and the offices of Poetry Magazine. The building's volume is composed of a series of layers, not unlike a poem, and visitors to the foundation move through and between them to understand the space in its entirety. With a perforated screen on the exterior, the building accepts filtered sunlight for a tranquil experience inside, which is augmented by an interior garden space. A partial green roof, use of recycled materials and energy efficient strategies will help this building attain a LEED Silver certification.

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