Chicago Horizon

ULTRAMODERNE  |  2015  |  Chicago's 1st Architecture Biennial

Design Principles: Yasmin Vobis, Aaron Forrestt, Brett Schneider  |  Supporting Team: Will Gant, Hua Gao, Ronak Hingarh, Tida Osotsapa, Emily Yen

Material Supplier/Fabricator: Nordic Structures  |  Design Engineer: Brett Schneider, Guy Nordenson and Associates

Engineer of Record: Thornton Tomasetti  |  Architect of Record: Animate Architecture

“The design for the kiosk was a quest to create the largest wood roof possible - to demarcate a zone of the city for all to enjoy... Inspired by two Chicago prototypes - Mies van der Rohe’s experiments in flatness and the Eames’ explorations of scale in Powers of Ten - we designed a 56’ square open roof with the largest clear spans possible: a fusion of Miesian rationalism with an American improvisational jauntiness. Radical simplicity underlies a subtle and varied experience.”


- Aaron Forrest and Yasmin Vobis of Ultramoderne


The following five images were taken by Tom Harris/Hedrich Blessing for Dezeen in this article.

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