Biennial Opens With Exhibits, Programs and Ideas As Chicago Hosts Architects From Around The World

Chicago Cultural Center Ready To Greet The World.

Chicago Cultural Center Ready To Greet The World.

The Chicago Architectural Biennial has now moved from the planning stage to reality. Architects from around the world gathered at the Chicago Cultural Center over the weekend to marvel at the transformation of the building into architectural central.

Biennial planners accepted presentations and exhibits from 100 architects representing more than 30 countries. Those were the best of the concepts offered by 500 different architects and firms.

Those participants will present their projects through the Biennial’s exhibits and programs. The Cultural Center is just one of the sites where those exhibits and presentations will occur, but it is by far the largest.

And now, it is open to the public.

From now through January 3, 2016, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will offer a platform for architectural projects and experiments. It will demonstrate how creativity and innovation can transform life.

The Chicago Architecture Biennial Is Now Open To The Public.

The Chicago Architecture Biennial Is Now Open To The Public.

Last week, the Chicago Architecture Blog had a unique opportunity to preview the Biennial exhibits. We heard ideas and concepts about the state of the art in architecture from a number of panel discussions. Some were concrete, others were idealistic, and some were just plain weird.

This week, we’ll report on the highlights of the Biennial. You can also check out chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org for details on upcoming events.

Author: Bill Motchan

Bill Motchan is a writer and photographer, and a former resident of the West Loop. He can be reached at bill@ChicagoArchitecture.org.

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