Information Kiosks at the University of Chicago
29 March 2012
New information kiosks placed throughout University of Chicago campus provide instantly recognizable
landmarks that also serve as way-finding and communication venues. The modular design, with multiple signage and seating configurations, adapts to serve various locations and provides a consistent University communication site with much‐needed space for posting fliers and notices. The signature kiosk design respects the architectural language of the historic Hyde Park campus, paying tribute to celebrated campus buildings through the shape of the columns. Translucent canopies (fabricated from 3form Varia Ecoresin recycled resin panels) feature a branch pattern that bridges the indoor and outdoor spaces of the campus and provides sheltered space while still allowing daylight to filter in. At night, linear LEDs along the edge of the canopies illuminate the Ecoresin and provide a
Just as the canopy’s shape serves to visually establish a sense of the campus boundaries during the daytime, the glowing, illuminated canopy serves as a campus beacon at night.