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Ultramoderne wins Chicago Architecture Biennial kiosk design competition

Dubbed Chicago Horizon, the 3,200-sf structure will feature a chin-height rooftop viewing platform that will offer visitors unimpeded views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.

August 05, 2015 |
Ultramoderne's Chicago Horizon wins design competition

Renderings courtesy Ultramoderne

An open-air pavillion with a flat roof and viewing platform won the Chicago Architecture Biennial's lakefront kiosk design competition.

Team Ultramoderne's Chicago Horizon is wall-less, and the visitors that look over the chin-height rooftop viewing platform will see unimpeded views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, as Dezeen reports. An architecture book library will be kept under the cross-laminated timber, gravel-coated roof.

The contest's rules called for a structure that was at least 200 sf and cost less than $75,000 to build, and Chicago Horizon delivered. Ultramoderne will use low-cost materials to build the 3,200-sf structure.

The pavillion will be built for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a survey of contemporary architecture. The event runs from October 2015 to early January 2016.

Dezeen also highlighted the finalists of the competition, which attracted 420 entries from around the world.


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