The designs for two temporary pavilions that will be installed this June in Chicago’s Millennium Park have been unveiled.
Both pavilions — one designed by London-based Zaha Hadid and the other by Amsterdam-based Ben van Berkel of UNStudio — emphasize the importance of boldly imagining a better future for all, as Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett did in 1909 in their Plan of Chicago.
Hadid’s curvilinear form uses state-of-the-art fabric technologies. The tent-like structure can be dismantled and re-installed elsewhere after the Centennial. Van Berkel’s floating roof offers surprising views of the Chicago skyline. This pavilion will be de-constructed and recycled.
For more information about the Pavilions, and schedule of events, visit: www.burnhamplan100.org
The Zaha Hadid Pavilion:
The Ben van Berkel Pavilion: