130 Plumbers Training Facility

Chicago, Illinois

New Construction

Architect

Gensler
Chicago, Illinois

To attract and inspire a new breed of plumbers, materials synonymous to the plumbing trade such as a copper pipe, galvanized steel and black pipe served as inspirations for the new local union 130 Plumbers Training Facility. The design team wanted to celebrate copper, a material that's usually hidden within the walls, and use it in an unexpected way. The red-metal was installed on the inside and outside of the facility and will look as beautiful in 100 years as it does today.

Photo Credit: Tom Harris

Photo Credit: Tom Harris

Photo Credit: Tom Harris

Photo Credit: Tom Harris

Photo Credit: Tom Harris

Photo Credit: Tom Harris

Photo Credit: Tom Harris

Photo Credit: Tom Harris

Photo Credit: Tom Harris

Photo Credit: Tom Harris

Photo Credit: Tom Harris