Glass Floor Geothermal at Loyola Univ: it's not art, but it's COOL!
Over the summer, Loyola University in Chicago completed construction on their Center For Sustainable Urban Living facility. The building boasts the largest geothermal complex in Chicago, including 90 geothermal wells, 500 feet deep, providing over 700 tons of cooling energy. The architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed glass flooring to be suspended over these wells, allowing pedestrians to not only look down into the pits, but also see the array of monitoring gauges and instrumentation. liquidoranges relationship with Specialty Raised Flooring allowed us to develop and provide structural glass floor panels that work within SRF's retrofit frame system, installing in standard Tate pedestal and grid, in conjunction with standard Co250 floor panels. The results are pretty amazing to see.