Project: Navy Pier
Designed by James Corner Field Operations
Project Team: Terry Guen Design Associates, Leo Villareal, Bruce Mau Design, L'Observatoire International, Fluidity, Patrick Blanc, John Greenlee & Associates, Chris Wangro, Billings Jackson, Ed Marszewski, Buro Happold, Primera, HR&A Advisors, ETM Associat; D'escoto
Client: Navy Pier, Inc.
Location: Chicago, USA
Winning Proposal for the design of Navy Pier in Chicago is work of James Corner Field Operations Team developed in collaboration with nArchitects.
About the Project:
During the public presentations, Corner insisted the $85 million budget would cover the redesignand the plans for Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. However, as Blair Kamin reports, funds are tight. Officials have $60 million of “seed capital” funds to carry our centennial-related projects. Funds were provided by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the state-city agency that owns the McCormick Place convention center as well as the pier.
With a chunk of that cash dedicated to revamp the pier’s Family Pavilion and the expansions of the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Corner may only have around $15 million to work with in the first phase of the public space redesign. However, officials are continuously pushing to bring in more capital for the project.
Source ArchDaily. *