• 04.08.09

Futuristic Installations for Chicago’s Millennium Park Unveiled

Chicago’s Millennium Park isn’t hurting for art installations, with a Frank Gehry-designed bandshell, a brilliant mirrored sculpture by Anish Kapoor, and elegant grounds landscaped by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. But on June 19, the park will add a couple more feathers to its cap: Two pavilions, one by Zaha Hadid and another by Ben van Berkel of UNstudio.(Pictured below.)


Each one will cost $500,000–a mere rounding error compared to Kapoor’s sculpture, which cost a whooping $23 million. After a bit over four months on display, Hadid’s pavilion will probably be disassembled and shown elsewhere; van Berkel’s will be recycled. You can check out other events in the Burnham series here.

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[Via Chicago Tribune and Bustler]

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Cliff is director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and former design editor at both Fast Company and Wired.