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The first ever Chicago Architecture Biennial—the largest international contemporary architecture show in North America—will take place from October 3, 2015 to January 1, 2016, showcasing 63 participating studios and representing over 30 countries.
“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.”
Selected by artistic co-directors, Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda, participants will present their one-of-a-kind architectural work as a part of the biennial exhibition in the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, Stony Island Arts Bank, in the City Gallery inside the historic Watertower building, and at 72 E. Randolph.
“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.”
This morning in Chicago, the full list of participants was announced, and includes: Al Borde, allzone/Rachaporn Choochuey, Andreas Angelidakis, Andres Jaque/Office for Political Innovation, Aranda/Lasch, Assemble, Atelier Bow-Wow, Iwan Baan, Erin Besler/Besler & Sons, Tatiana Bilbao S.C., Bjarke Ingels Group/BIG, Santiago Borja, Carlos Bunga, Bureau Spectacular/Jimenez Lai, Design With Company, El Equipo de Mazzanti/Giancarlo Mazzanti, Frida Escobedo/Taller de Arquitectura, Didier Faustino, Moon Hoon, Indie Architecture + Paul Preissner Architects, John Ronan Architects, Johnston Marklee, junya.ishigami+associates, Kere Architecture/Francis Kere, Kuehn Malvezzi, Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal and Frederic Drouot, Yasmeen Lari/Heritage Foundation Pakistan, Lateral Office, LIST/Ido Avissar, MAIO, Marshall Brown Projects, Mass Studies/Minsuk Cho, MOS/Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample, New Territories/Francois Roche & Camille Lacadee, NLE/Kunle Adeyemi, Norman Kelley, OFFICE/Kersten Geers and David Van Severen, Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects, OPEN Architecture/Li Hu & Huang Wenjing, Lluis Orteg/Sio2 Arch, otherothers/David Neustein & Grace Mortlock, Pedro&Juana, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Plan:b Arquitectos/Felipe Mesa & Federico Mesa, PORT, Productora, RAAAF/Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances, RUA Arquitetos, Rural Urban Framework, SO-IL, Sou Fujimoto Architects, studio Albori, Studio [D]Tale, Studio Gang/Jeanne Gang, TOMA, Urban Lab/Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen, VTN/Vo Trong Nghia Architects, WAI Architecture Think Tank, Weathers/Sean Lally, Amanda Williams, WORKac+ Ant Farm/Amale Andraos, Dan Wood Chip, Lord, & Curtis Schreier.