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Fortaleza Hall

Foster + Partners

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SC Johnson


  • Electrical Engineer: Cosentini Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: Cosentini Associates
  • Plumbing Engineer: Cosentini Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Buro Happold

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60,000 sq. feet
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Project Description

The Fortaleza Hall in Racine, WIsconsin was built as a memorial for Sam Johnson, former CEO of the SC Johnson company. It was built around a replica of a 1930s twin-engine Sikorsky S-38 amphibious plane, and according to Giles Robinson (partner-in-charge of the project), the building was to be a "elegant and simple backdrop to the complexity of the plane."

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