This international, open submission competition is an opportunity for a designer to realize an innovative architectural work on the iconic shoreline of Lake Michigan.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Deadline for submissions: March 23, 2015

The competition calls for the inventive design of a new kiosk–a work of micro-architecture–that will be installed on Chicago’s lakefront, one of the city’s most vibrant public spaces.

The winner will be selected by a jury that includes renowned architects David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates (London); Jeanne Gang, Principal, Studio Gang Architects (Chicago); and Sharon Johnston, Principal, Johnston Marklee & Associates (Los Angeles); Chicago Architecture Biennial Artistic Directors Joseph Grima (Genoa) and Sarah Herda (Chicago); Michael O’Brien, Retail Design Director of BP; and Rob Rejman, Chicago Park District Director of Planning and Construction. The winner will be announced in May 2015 and will receive the BP Prize: a $10,000 honorarium and $75,000 fabrication budget to realize the design. The deadline for submissions is March 23, 2015.

Before being installed on the lakefront, the winning kiosk will be on display in Millennium Park during the Chicago Architecture Biennial (October 2015 – January 2016).

The competition is part of a broader initiative to activate Chicago’s lakefront. Three additional kiosks will be built under the auspices of the Chicago Architecture Biennial in collaboration with the Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Details on these collaborations will be announced in early 2015.

Find the call for proposals here.

Photo: Iwan Baan / 2014. Courtesy Chicago Architecture Biennial.