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Coast at Lakeshore East Building, Chicago, USA

Perimeter safety
The Coast at Lakeshore East is a residential building of 45 floors and 425 feet height linked to the nautical nature of the surroundings.

Description

The Coast at Lakeshore East is a residential building of 45 floors and 425 in height linked to the nautical nature of the surroundings.

It has 499 apartments and over 18,000 square feet of commercial area (parking, business center, swimming pool, fitness center and spa, etc.).

The avant-garde design of the east and west façades include curtain walls in a combination of translucent porous glass and aluminum. Its balconies at the north and south façades provide magnificent views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.

ULMA Solution

The HWS Hydraulic Windshield System prevents workers and materials from falling at height as well as providing some protection from adverse weather conditions. It is lifted with a mobile hydraulic system.

Different screen configurations (with or without platforms) provide storage space, access and ease the material transfer to different levels by scaffolding ladders. 

The walls and columns were formed with MEGAFORM and MEGALITE. These modular formwork systems include a wide range of panel sizes in imperial measurements adjustable to diverse geometries.

The slabs were built with large formwork tables supported on columns.

This project has been carried out with ULMA concrete formwork systems.