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.