The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) turns 50 (!) years old this year. To celebrate, the CAF has opened a brand new exhibit showcasing 50 Chicago architects’ proposals (which moss is one of) for each of the 50 Wards of Chicago.
From CAF’s website:
“In celebration of CAF’s 50th anniversary, we asked 50 designers to create transformative proposals aimed at improving the quality of life for residents in each of Chicago’s 50 wards. Seeking inspiration and answers about how we might grow, enhance and improve present conditions, the designers studied all elements of our city—streets, bridges, buildings, waterways, vacant lots and everything in between. Explore all 50 forward-thinking projects for yourself and find out how Chicago’s designers are bringing the future to life.”
When the Chicago Architecture Foundation asked us to be a part of the 50 Designers, 50 Ideas, 50 Wards Exhibit and issued us a ward with the Chicago River running through it, we knew our proposal for a mussel-inspired kayak park would be a perfect fit. Chicago owes so much to our adjacency to water – it is even represented on our beautiful city flag. Certainly one of those ward proposals needed to be focused on Chicago’s waterways!
Come see our proposal on display, starting Tuesday, May 25 at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Atrium Gallery, 224 South Michigan Avenue.
In addition, our firm founder and principal, Matt (hey, thats me), will be on the Design Dialogues panel discussion (companion to the exhibit) on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00p at the CAF Lecture Hall.