The Poetry Foundation project is a work of Chicago based architects of John Ronan Architects. The building is located in the largest city of Illinois – Chicago. The project creates a space for a library, exhibitions and offices of Poetry Magazine. The volume of the buildng is made of multiple layers. Visitors are encouraged to move through them and feel the different atmospheres and moods. The building is accessible from an inner garden, where the guests are greeted by a double height library, which invites them into the literary world.
A gallery is situated on the ground floor and offers a space for various performances. Office premises can be found on the second floor. The external layer of the building is created by a protective perforated screen, which also enables pedestrians to see inside and offers inviting views of the garden.