Designed by HOK International, Greenway Self Park is located in Chicago, United States. The 24-hour public parking garage in the River North neighbourhood of the Windy City features wind turbines, rain water collection systems and electric car plug-in stations. A way-finding system has also been implemented at each elevator lobby to educate Chicagoans on how to live more sustainably and better protect the environment.
In contrast to the classic closed-exterior wall design of many parking garages, HOK have installed a naturally ventilated external wall complete with glazed screen that completely eliminates the need for a mechanical system. This unique glazed screen is comprised of a visually layered fabric of breathable glass channels that progressively reveal the inner concrete super-structure of the building.