This Unique Roofspace is a Game Changer

Libart – Motion in Architecture

Federales were looking for a unique roofspace, a game changer that would help give them an advantage in the popular west loop area of Chicago. With so much competition, they needed something that would ‘wow’ customers and give Federales a truly unique atmosphere. 

Matt Piekarz, a project manager for Four Corners Tavern Group said “We wanted an open air feel.” Four Corners Tavern are the owners of Federales.

Project Manager, Matt has worked with Libart before on the American Junkie project, so he knows the type of experience that the products can create or customers. He has engaged with Libart to come up with a key differentiator for Federales. 

Libart created a custom roofscape solution that gives Federales the large open element it needed. The entire roof retracts and houses beyond customers’ viewpoint so that it looks like the room is not even there. It has helped give Federales the industrial look and fun bar atmosphere that has set them apart from the competition. 

“Not many places throughout the city give that open air feel,” Piekarz said. “People love the open air concept, and everyone is very comfortable whether the room is open or closed.”

The roof takes about one minute to close using R-3 Uni-Directional retraction. It is made of 16mm Solar Grey Metallic Polycarbonate and it is a ClearSky EFB model.

Given Chicago’s notorious weather changes, this roofscape has helped give Federales the flexibility to ‘wow’ customers no matter the conditions outside. It also gives Federales a unique ambiance that keeps customers coming back for more. 




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