In partnership with the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will bring four new kiosks to Chicago's lakefront. According to a report by the Chicago Tribune's Blair Kamin, "the kiosks will be high-concept, low-budget structures that offer shade, shops and far more style than the typical ramshackle pavilion." One will be in Grant Park, two in Lincoln Park, with the fourth at the Harold Washington Playlot Park, across South Lake Shore Drive from Burnham Park.
The four structures were chosen in a competition that ran earlier this year which received 421 entries from more than 40 countries. The jury for the Lakefront Kiosk Competition included:
David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects
Joseph Grima, Chicago Architecture Biennial
Sarah Herda, Chicago Architecture Biennial
Sharon Johnston, Johnston Marklee and Associates
Michael J. O’Brien, BP
Rob Rejman, Chicago Park District
The Chicago Architecture Biennial, which runs October 2015 – January 2016, is supplying $50,000 apiece for the construction of the winning designs.