Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial Reveals Official List of 2015 Participants

Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial Reveals Official List of 2015 Participants

A 40-strong list of international studios has named the official participants of the first-ever Chicago Architecture Biennial - the “largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America.” Chosen by Biennial Co-Artistic Directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda - who are supported by an advisory council comprising David Adjaye, Elizabeth Diller, Jeanne Gang, Frank Gehry, Sylvia Lavin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Peter Palumbo, and Stanley Tigerman - each participating practice will convene in Chicago to discuss "The State of the Art of Architecture" and showcase their work from October 3 to January 3, 2016.

“The city of Chicago has left an indelible mark on the field of architecture, from the world’s first modern skyscraper to revolutionary urban designs,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “That’s why there’s no better host city than Chicago for this rare global event. The Chicago Architecture Biennial offers an unprecedented chance to celebrate the architectural, cultural, and design advancements that have collectively shaped our world.”

A complete list of participants, after the break. 

“Our goal is to create an exhibition and public program that is meaningful to both the public and architecture professionals,” said Herda. “The Biennial is an incredible opportunity to present experimental and provocative architectural projects and ideas in a very public platform, and in a city that continues to be an inspiration to architects across the world.”

Added Grima: “During our research, we have had conversations with hundreds of architects working in radically different cultural, social, and economic conditions. The Biennial is an occasion to explore the inspiring work that a new architectural generation is producing.”

2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial Participants:

  • Al Borde (Quito, Ecuador)
  • all(zone) (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Andreas Angelidakis (Athens, Greece)
  • Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (Madrid, Spain; New York, United States)
  • Aranda\Lasch (Tucson and New York, United States)
  • Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu (Gent, Belgium)
  • Assemble (London, United Kingdom)
  • Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Iwan Baan (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Baukuh (Milan, Italy)
  • Besler & Sons + ATLV (Los Angeles, United States)
  • Tatiana Bilbao S.C. (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group (Copenhagen, Denmark; New York, United States)
  • Santiago Borja (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • David Brown with 3D Design Studio, Central Standard Office of Design, Ania Jaworska, Krueck+Sexton, Landon Bone Baker, Stanley Tigerman, Margaret McCurry, JGMA, JAHN (Chicago, United States)
  • Carlos Bunga (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Bureau Spectacular (Los Angeles, United States)
  • SOM + CAMESgibson (Chicago, United States)
  • Counterspace (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Csutoras & Liando (Jakarta, Indonesia; London, United Kingdom)
  • DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) (Beit Sahour, Palestinian Territories)
  • Design With Company (Chicago, United States)
  • Environmental Communications (Los Angeles, United States); Mark Wasiuta, Marcos Sanchez, Adam Bandler + GSAPP Exhibitions (New York, United States)
  • El Equipo de Mazzanti + Nicolas París (Bogota, Colombia)
  • Assaf Evron (Chicago, United States; Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • Fake Industries Architectural Agonism + University of Technology, Sydney (New York, United States; Sydney, Australia)
  • Fala Atelier (Porto, Portugal)
  • Ramak Fazel (Los Angeles, United States)
  • Frida Escobedo Taller de Arquitectura (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Didier Faustino (Paris, France)
  • Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zürich (Zürich, Switzerland) + Self Assembly Lab, MIT (Cambridge, United States)
  • Nikolaus Hirsch/Michel Müller (Frankfurt, Germany) with David Adjaye (London, United Kingdom), Markus Binder (Stuttgart, Germany), Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure (Frankfurt, Germany), Aroon Puritat & Chayanon Hansapinyo & Sumeth Klahan (Chiang Mai, Thailand), Tobias Rehberger (Frankfurt, Germany), Tomás Saraceno (Berlin, Germany), Superflex (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape (Chicago, United States)
  • Moon Hoon (Seoul, Korea)
  • Independent Architecture (Denver, United States)+ Paul Preissner Architects (Chicago, United States) John Ronan Architects (Chicago, United States)
  • Johnston Marklee (Los Angeles, United States)
  • junya.ishigami+associates (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Barbara Kasten (Chicago, United States)
  • Kéré Architecture (Berlin, Germany)
  • Kuehn Malvezzi (Berlin, Germany) + Armin Linke (Milan, Italy; Berlin, Germany) + Marko Lulić (Vienna, Austria)
  • Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal + Frédéric Druot (Paris, France)
  • Yasmeen Lari + Heritage Foundation Pakistan (Karachi, Pakistan)
  • Lateral Office (Toronto, Canada)
  • LCLA Office (Cambridge, United States; Medellín, Colombia)
  • LIST (Paris, France)
  • MAIO (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Makeka Design Lab (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Mass Studies (Seoul, Korea)
  • MOS Architects (New York, United States)
  • New-Territories / M4 (Paris, France; Bangkok, Thailand)
  • NLÉ (Lagos, Nigeria; Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Noero Architects (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Norman Kelley (Chicago and New York, United States)
  • OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Brussels, Belgium) + Bas Princen (Rotterdam, Netherlands) onishimaki + hyakudayuki architects (Tokyo, Japan)
  • OPEN Architecture (Beijing, China) + Spirit of Space (Chicago, United States)
  • otherothers (Sydney, Australia)
  • P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S (Los Angeles, United States)
  • Michael Pecirno (London, United Kingdom)
  • Pedro&Juana (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Concepción, Chile)
  • PIOVENEFABI (Milan, Italy)
  • Plan:b Arquitectos (Medellín, Colombia)
  • Point Supreme (Athens, Greece)
  • PORT Urbanism (Chicago, United States)
  • PRODUCTORA (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances] (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Pedro Reyes (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Bryony Roberts (Los Angeles, United States) + South Shore Drill Team (Chicago, United States)
  • RUA Arquitetos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Rural Urban Framework (Hong Kong)
  • Tomás Saraceno (Berlin, Germany)
  • David Schalliol (Chicago, United States)
  • selgascano + helloeverything (Madrid, Spain)
  • Deane Simpson (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Sio2arch (Chicago, United States; Barcelona, Spain)
  • Smout Allen (London, United Kingdom) + Geoff Manaugh (New York, United States)
  • SO-IL (New York, United States)
  • Sou Fujimoto Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Stefano Boeri Architetti (Milan, Italy)
  • Studio Albori (Milan, Italy)
  • Studio [D] Tale (Harare, Zimbabwe; Cape Town, South Africa; London, United Kingdom)
  • Studio Gang (Chicago, United States)
  • TOMA (Santiago, Chile)
  • UrbanLab (Chicago, United States)
  • URBZ (Mumbai, India)
  • Vo Trong Nghia Architects (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
  • WAI Architecture Think Tank (Beijing, China)
  • WEATHERS with AECOM (Chicago, United States)
  • Amanda Williams (Chicago, United States)
  • Wolff Architects (Cape Town, South Africa)
  • WORKac + Ant Farm (New York, United States)
  • Liam Young (London, United Kingdom)

All participants will present their architectural work as part of the Biennial exhibition, which will occupy the Chicago Cultural Center, as well as additional sites across the city: Millennium Park, City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, 72 E. Randolph, and the Stony Island Arts Bank, the latest initiative of acclaimed Chicago social practice artist Theaster Gates.

You can learn more about the event on its official website, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial Reveals Official List of 2015 Participants" 14 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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