Biennial Origins: A Big Idea From Emanuel And Funding From BP
Oct06

Biennial Origins: A Big Idea From Emanuel And Funding From BP

At the press conference that kicked off the Chicago Architecture Biennial late last week, John Mingé, president of BP of America, explained his first reaction when Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked his company to foot the bill. “We asked ‘What the heck is an architecture biennial?’” Mingé said, adding that BP quickly learned that “This is a celebration of architecture and there is no better city for it.” Before Emanuel reached out to BP, he...

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Three More Kiosks Coming to Chicago’s Lakefront
Aug06

Three More Kiosks Coming to Chicago’s Lakefront

Earlier today we told you about Chicago Horizon, the pavilion that won the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s lakefront kiosk contest and $85,000 from B.P.  But that’s not the end of the construction. Three more kiosks will also be built on Chicago’s shoreline as part of the architecture festival. They are collaborations between Chicago architecture schools and architects around the world: The Cent Pavilion Designed by...

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