Today, the Chicago Tribune has reported James Corner Field Operations Team has been selected to redesign the 3,000 foot-long Chicago landmark, Navy Pier. Blair Kamin stated that the pier’s governing board approved the recommendation from the pier’s strategic planning committee to hire the JFCO team as they favored the team’s practical, yet still creative approach over the other, somewhat grandiose, schemes. It has been a big week for JCFO, as James Corner and Rich Scofidio’s latest ideas for the third section of the High Line were released on Tuesday. Continue reading for more information on the latest news regarding the winners of the international Navy Pier redesign competition.
The winning proposal aims to create a sensory-based, lakeside experience that will re-activate engagement and enjoyment of the water. Check out ArchDaily’s complete design overview of the JCFO Pierscape. The JCFO 17-member team includes four Chicagoan representatives, Terry Guen Design Associates, the landscape firm whose credits include Millennium Park; art gallery owner and art fair organizer Ed Marszewski; Primera Chicago, a civil engineering firm; and the construction management firm d’Escoto. JCFO TEAM Lead / Urban Design / Landscape Architecture: James Corner Field Operations Architects: nArchitects Artist/ Light Installation: Leo Villareal Identity, Communication and Graphic Design: Bruce Mau Design Lighting Design: L’Observatoire International Water Feature Design and Engineering: Fluidity Green Wall and Botanical Specialist: Patrick Blanc Grass Specialist: John Greenlee & Associates Event Planning: Chris Wangro Local Landscape Architecture: Terry Guen Design Associates Art Curation and Planning: Ed Marszewski Industrial Design: Billings Jackson Structural & Environmental Engineering: Buro Happold MEP & Civil Engineering: Primera Chicago Real Estate & Financial Strategists: HR&A Advisors Public Space Management: ETM Associates In case you missed it, check out the these other four proposals that were beat-out by the Corner Team: Pier+ / AECOM and BIG. Chicago Navy Pier / Team X, led by Xavier Vendrell Studio PierESCAPE / Aedas Architects, Davis Brody Bond and Martha Schwarz Partners Great Pier / !melk + UrbanLab + HOK