Princeton, NJ

First Chicago project to use innovative structural thermal breaks for concrete balconies

Chicago's City Hyde Park, a 15-story development located at 5105 South Harper Avenue, is designed by Studio Gang Architects and set to complete construction this year. This will be the first project in Chicago to incorporate Schöck Isokorb® structural thermal breaks into concrete balconies.

The City Hyde Park development is anchored by tenant Whole Foods and will be a residential and retail mixed development. The development will feature 180-residences, two underground levels for parking and a 7,700 square foot green roof.

Many features are implemented to target a minimum LEED Silver certification. The residential units will have column-free corner balconies, operable Juliette balconies and sun-shaded cantilevered balconies. Schöck Isokorb® will be used in four of the balconies and will be the first project by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects to test structural thermal breaks.

Schöck Isokorb® structural thermal breaks minimize thermal outflow and energy loss through the balcony, contributing to energy savings, and providing added thermal comfort for the residents. This effective thermal insulation reduces the risk of high levels of condensation, mold formation and associated damage caused along the ceiling slabs interior of the balconies.

For more information please contact Schӧck USA Inc. at 855 572 4625 or visit

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