Washington Park was chosen for this Obama Presidential Library (OPL), because of its historic significance and proximity to public transportation and the DuSable Museum. The OPL is an opportunity to revitalize an important neighborhood devastated by years of racial inequality. Our strategy is to ground the building in the existing community while at the same time letting it “lift off” to float out over the park and engage the cityscape beyond—a new beacon of hope for the city of Chicago. Visitors arrive at the renovated CTA station or nearby parking garage, to be greeted by an exterior plaza with an OPL gift shop and ticketing office situated right on East Garfield Boulevard. Solar canopy-covered bus and accessible parking are interwoven with a community garden and a rainwater fountain, recalling the Obamas’ leadership in the environment and food security. The four sharply-angled triangular volumes that make up the OPL capture the spirit and dynamism of the Obama administration. The first and largest of these, entered up a monumental staircase, houses the visitor center and exhibition spaces, bridging over South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to add street presence and connection to the park. The second houses the library and educational facilities, while the third, which reaches still further into the park, is comprised of the archives and administrative offices. The fourth and final volume containing the Obamas’ private apartment bends back around to embrace an outdoor amphitheater and exhibition space. Total Gross Area: 135,600 sf Net Area: 115,260 sf
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Голосование дизайнеров 3.4
You can experience the building within its setting in Chicago through the VR-Cloud developed by Competition Partners Forum8
Please follow these steps:
1. Download VR-Cloud Client:
Download VR-Cloud(R) Client Version (Free, Windows Version) at:
(Android Version) at:
2. Select Manual input, and copy/paste:
a3s://126.96.36.199:5632 and click “connect”
3. Click on the top left icon, and select “Take Control”
4. Click on same top left icon, and select “Explore the virtual world”
5. Select a mode of experience from the drop down menu, eg. walk, drive etc.
6. You can also select “Play Animation” and watch a pre-done animation by Forum8