University of Chicago Medical Center - Campus West
1,824-car parking facility with 63,000 sf of ground level shell space, 2nd level pedestrian bridge and underground service tunnel to the CCD. Eight story, cast in place concrete structure with provisions for a future green roof and 8 story office building to be added above.
The project is a 790,000 sf, mixed use parking facility serving employees, patients and visitors to the new Center for Care and Discovery located at the core of the University of Chicago Medical Center campus at 57th & Cottage Grove. The eight level facility has 1,824 parking spaces and incorporates 63,000 sf of UCMC shell space at ground level. An enclosed pedestrian bridge spanning over 57th street allows patients to travel safely from the second level pick-up/drop off area directly into the CCD. The lower level includes a nine berth truck dock/service area, and a service tunnel connecting to the CCD under 57th street. Above the truck dock, DESMAN also designed two 110’ long transfer girders to eliminate garage columns at dock level and provide clear maneuvering room for 73’ long semi-tractor trailers. An eight story tall medical gas tank area is integrated into the structure and architecturally concealed by a kinetic art wall. The overall façade consists of a partially open/glazed aluminum curtainwall system, metal panels and precast concrete. The building foundations and columns are designed for the future addition of a green roof and eight story, 208,000 sf medical office building to be built on top of the parking facility. Structural knock-out slabs are included at each level to allow the addition of elevators at the time of future office construction.