A team of Architecture faculty Aaron Forrest (Assistant Professor, Architecture), Yasmin Vobis (Critic, Architecture), and Brett Schneider (Assistant Professor, Architecture) has been selected as the winner of the Lakefront Kiosk Competition held by the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
The team was selected unanimously over 420 entries by a jury that included architects David Adjaye, Jeanne Gang, and Sharon Johnston. Titled “Chicago Horizon,” the design uses cross-laminated timber, a new carbon-negative engineered lumber technology, to create an expansive canopy supported by a series of slender columns. When ultimately placed at its permanent location along Lake Michigan in Spring of 2016, the kiosk will house a commercial vendor, and will provide shelter and a new public space along the lakefront. Ultramoderne’s kiosk will be on display at Millennium Park during the Chicago Architecture Biennial, which opens October 3.
More information on the design, which includes an architectural lending library enclosed by tensioned chainlink mesh, a viewing platform that allows elevated views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, and an LED lighting installation to activate the pavilion at night, can be found here.