Team X, led by Chicago- based Xavier Vendrell Studio reveals its new plan for the Chicago Navy Pier. Team X transforms the old pier with a unifying and rejuvenating program capable of evolving and changing over time. A lush landscape contrasts the hardscape of Chicago, creating an urban park that functions like a plaza. Circular disks of varying circumferences puncture the landscape with various types of program and natural growth, accompanied by pocket parks, terraces and kiosks.
The new Pierscape proposed by team X offers access to all existing programs and activities, while creating opportunities for new ones. Elements featured in the design offer more than one function, aiming to create a 21st century pier that is contemporary, viable, sustainable, enduring, flexible, and evolving.
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