Legat Architects

The Plan

An angled glass form divides interior from exterior, invites guests to explore the terrace, and offers uninterrupted views of downtown Chicago.


The Interchange

The Interchange, a sculptural element built into the terrace, accommodates groups of three to four people huddling together for a social media photo, or couples relaxing with drinks and a bite to eat. The form’s vantage point, coupled with the planning of the roof terrace, capitalizes on the Chicago skyline to create visual drama.


The Interchange: Detail

During erection of the hotel’s structural frame, the general contractor poured the Interchange on site to create a consistent color and texture with the exposed structural components on the roof terrace. The circular form plays off the square footprint of the building and the rectilinear transition of light to dark roof pavers.


Something New

Beyond offering a gathering place for neighborhood residents and hotel guests, the rooftop and sculpture distinguish Hyatt Place Chicago/Wicker Park from competing select service hotels within the city.