Organized in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago, The Lakefront Kiosk Competition calls for the inventive design of a new kiosk that will be installed on Chicago’s lakefront. The competition winner will receive the BP Prize, which includes a construction budget and an honorarium. The winner of the BP Prize for the Lakefront Kiosk Competition will be announced the week of August 3, 2015.
The kiosk’s function transforms through rotation: open pavilion, summer kiosk, a winter chapel; Tinted skylights cast a warm glow during the day and internal lighting combined with colored windows create a waterfront beacon at night. — Light House by Knowhow Shop | Los Angeles, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition
Featuring warm seats and photovoltaic cells, the kiosk will be built using a lightweight steel frame, skinned inside and out with wood, then encased in fiberglass and painted with a glossy, reflective, marine-grade paint. — Jonathan Boelkins, St. Louis, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition
Plastic Sunrise is constructed with often discarded colored high-density polyethylene, fused with stone as "plastiglomerate"; the result is a pink and golden morning sky structure with a positive ecological impact. — Plastic Sunrise by Meredith Miller and Thom Moran | Ann Arbor, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition
"Chicago Horizon" uses cross-laminated timber, a new carbon-negative engineered lumber product, to create an expansive canopy supported by a series of slender columns. — Chicago Horizon by Ultramoderne Providence, USA — Chicago Architecture Biennial Lak
A simple cuboid is transformed into a unique reflective object by shifting the verticality of the walls by 10 degrees in both directions at half height, resulting in isolated views of the environment superimposed in unexpected ways.
The B-SEEN Kiosk is comprised of a structural steel frame which can incorporate functional and interchangeable slats of wood or steel; also, it can accommodate different skins, depending on use and season. — B-SEEN by VOA + SGH
The kiosk tries to establish a link between sports and architecture, not as a host, as a container for sport activities, but rather as a provisional structure supporting them. — The Moorings by Arie Gruijters