Using Architecture to Benefit Society
Dec16

Using Architecture to Benefit Society

When Kai-Uwe Bergmann learned to speak Danish, the first word he was taught wasn’t “hej” (hello) or “farvel” (goodbye). It wasn’t smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches, which are quite popular in Copenhagen). The word Bergmann learned first was “samfund” (society). Bergmann, a partner in Bjarke Ingels Group—also known as B.I.G.—was the featured speaker last night at “Architecture Is Art. . . Is Architecture Art?” a joint presentation of...

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New Navy Pier Plans Stir Some, Leave Others Cold
Feb01

New Navy Pier Plans Stir Some, Leave Others Cold

The Navy Pier Redesign Competition brought plenty of excitement to the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday night, the first of two evenings of presentations by the design teams articulating new visions for the Chicago landmark. The public was able to inspect models of the proposals and glance at television screens flashing renderings. As the start of the program approached, the 300-seat theater was at capacity, and even the overflow...

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