* Architecture: Chicago Navy Pier Proposal by BIG Architects (Bjarke Ingels) + AECOM
Posted by the editors on Friday, 24 February 2012
Architecture: Chicago Navy Pier Proposal by BIG Architects (Bjarke Ingels) + AECOM: “..considered to be one of the great living legacies of american architect and urban planner daniel burnham’s plan of chicago, the site’s grand public waterfront location lacks a physical and visual connection back to the city. the team of BIG and AECOM suggest to extend the existing pier upwards by elevating public life onto the rooftops of the structures, while restoring uninterrupted views of the windy city’s famous skyline. in addition, their proposal imagines a second destination within the pier at the east end park, where they envision the pier to take visitors both over and into the water..” Oddly retro-neo-classical despite a few contemporary touches..
See our other posts on proposals for Chicago’s Navy Pier: Urban Design: PIERSCAPE by James Corner Field Operations, and Urban Design: Great Pier by !melk + UrbanLab + HOK
image + article: Designboom