Chicago Union — A C40 Competition
Chicago's C40 Reinventing Cities Competition 2020 sought innovative ideas for creating new beacons of sustainability and resiliency situated within the heart of The Loop.
Inspired by these aspirations, the project establishes an attainable vision for affordable housing anchored by public spaces that bring the city together. Our design connects the community within the Loop and celebrates its potential: the convergence of all neighborhoods, a convening place connected to all communities, and all of our people.
We imagine a future where a redesigned Pritzker Park sits at the base of a connected transit hub surrounded by micro-retail and a venue specifically designed for events and performances by the surrounding community organizations.
The environment will be authentic and playful, capturing the youthful spirit of the surrounding higher education context and Harold Washington Library while creating a place that appeals to all generations.