Chicago Lakefront Kiosk, 2015

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The main objective of the project is to create an exciting architectural object that would engage the surrounding space at the Chicago Lakefront as well as in the Millennium Park during the Architecture Biennial.
A classic kiosk generally has a passive role towards the surrounding environment: its function is completed in the practical role of selling goods. Also the customer has a very detached role: he approaches, buys and goes away. Moreover the space created by a classic kiosk is generally very basic: there is a clear division between inside (the side of the employees) and the outside (the side of the customers). In order to enable a dialog between the kiosk, the surrounding space and the customer, we decided to create a grand stairway that acts at the same time as a tribune and as the roof of the kiosk itself.
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Project: Chicago Lakefront Kiosk
Status: Competition
Program: Multifunctional kiosk for the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Chicago Lakefront
Client: Chicago Architecture Biennial
Key Team Members: Marco de Piaggi, Weronika Wawrzyniak