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In "Vertical City," 16 Contemporary Architects Reinterpret the Tribune Tower at 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

In "Vertical City," 16 Contemporary Architects Reinterpret the Tribune Tower at 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
This Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 article is presented by:
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In a large-scale, central installation at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, the likes of 6a architects, Barozzi Veiga, Kéré Architecture, MOS, OFFICE KGDVS, and Sergison Bates—among others—have designed and constructed sixteen five meter-tall contemporary iterations of the renowned 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower design contest.

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Located in the Sidney R. Yates Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center—part of the spaces central to the this year's event—Vertical City is a contemporary reimagining of one of architectural history's most significant competitions. Whereas the original competition required participants to submit renderings in perspective, each drawn from a single vantage point, the 2017 iteration spatializes sixteen models in the form of large-scale installations.

Hear the architects describe their motivations and inspirations for their projects in this video created by PLANE—SITE and Spirit of Space for ArchDaily.

6a architects

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Barbas Lopes Arquitectos

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Barozzi Veiga

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Christ & Gantenbein

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Ensamble Studio

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Éric Lapierre Architecture

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Kéré Architecture

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Kuehn Malvezzi

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MOS

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OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

with Peter Wächtler and Michaël Van den Abeele

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PRODUCTORA

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Sam Jacob Studio

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Sergison Bates

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Serie Architects

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Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

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Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle

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Charles Waldheim

with Office for Urbanization Harvard Graduate School of Design and Siena Scarff Design [pending update]

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "In "Vertical City," 16 Contemporary Architects Reinterpret the Tribune Tower at 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial" 14 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/879715/in-vertical-city-16-contemporary-architects-reinterpret-the-tribune-tower-at-2017-chicago-architecture-biennial/> ISSN 0719-8884
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