Navy Pier in Chicago by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) & AECOM
Project: Navy Pier
Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) & AECOM
Client: Navy Pier, Inc.
Location: Chicago, USA
Website: www.big.dk & www.aecom.com
World renowned Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) & AECOM team up for the design of Navy Pier in Chicago, see more of the project after the jump:
Lighting Design: Speirs + Major
Signage: Project Projects
Programmed Events and Art: Lead Pencil Studio
Water Feature Design: WET Design
Economics: Tivoli International and AECOM
Horticulture: Eden Project and Christy Webber Landscapes
Cost Estimating: Davis Langdon, an AECOM company
From the Architects:
How can we reconnect the waterfront to the spectacular Chicago Skyline?
The Navy Pier is one of the greatest living legacies of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” that included a grand public waterfront. While the pier is widely used by the people, it lacks physical and visual connections back to the city. We propose to extend the existing pier upwards by elevating public life onto the rooftops and restoring uninterrupted views of the famous Chicago skyline. In addition, we propose a second spectacular destination at the East End Park where it takes visitors both over and into the water.