HYDE PARK — U. of C. released design plans for Rubenstein Forum, an events and conference space overlooking the Midway.

Designed by architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the 165-foot building consists of a wide two story base and tower. The tower includes stacked events rooms that culminate in an east-facing multi-purpose space dubbed the Lake View Room.

Rubenstein Forum’s innovative design not only encourages discussion through its communal spaces, but also provides U. of C. much needed room to showcase Chicago’s beauty to guests.

“Too often events hosted by the University are held in other parts of Chicago, and our guests are denied the opportunity to experience the intellectually dynamic and beautiful campus that we have in Hyde Park,” David Fithian, Executive Vice President of the University told The Chicago Maroon.

Construction is expected to begin in 2016.

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(Source: U of C)

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