Burnham Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects

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Here (at last!) are a couple of images of Zaha Hadid's design for a temporary pavilion in Millennium Park, Chicago.

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The pavilion, along with another designed by UNStudio, will celebrate the centenary of 1909 Plan of Chicago (also known as the Burnham Plan) and will be open to the public from 19 June to 31 October.

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For more info on the Plan of Chicago centenary and the Burnham Pavilions, see our earlier story about the UNStudio pavilion.

Here's some info from the architects:

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Burnham Pavilion Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects participation in the Burnham Plan Centennial celebrations is a great opportunity to participate in Chicago’s ongoing tradition of bold plans and big dreams with an architectural design at the scale of a pavilion.

Our design will echo Chicago’s cutting edge cultural and architectural landscape by introducing a new Zaha Hadid Pavilion Concept into Millenium Park.

Working within the larger framework of the Centennial celebrations’ commitment to deliberate the future of cities, our intervention will create a new public destination in the City of Chicago.

The structure will trigger the visitor’s intellectual curiosity whilst an intensification of public life around and within the pavilion supports the idea of public discourse.

New formal concepts will meet the memory of bold historic urban planning.  Superimpositions of spatial structures with hidden traces of Burnham’s organizational systems and architectural representations create unexpected results. By using methods of overlaying, complexity is build up and inscribed in the structure.

Zaha Hadid’s body of work contributes to the expansion of the discipline’s formal repertoire by reaching beyond traditional boundaries. Her design of a new pavilion as part of the Centennial celebrations of the Plan of Chicago promises to become another benchmark for this design language of the future.

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  • Wybie

    awesome

  • kk

    tragic

  • garth n.

    this design kicks holy butt.

  • http://www.taregrabit.blogspot.com wilson

    I think this is one of the first designs by Zaha Hadid that actually pays attention to the material that it’s made of, therefore makes sense. She should thank Chris Bangle for the Gina concept.

  • http://www.jellederoeck.be JDR

    finally a design from zaha that i can appreciate.
    her way of designing simply fits pavillions, or other kinds of projects on this scale.

    So thumbs up for this one, but i am afraid that we will see the same thing at some upcoming “dubai-stuff”.

  • bizzeb

    now……we talked about how lies are bad didnt we?.. mmhmm

  • Frederico Almeida

    It looks quite ok…for a fashion designer.
    Definitely not concerned about architecture at all. Just a few statements along with a couple of fancy shoes and furniture!

  • kur0yi

    yeah ok. i’ve seen students now doing the same

  • xtiaan

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    yawn, is this woman sponsoring dezeen or something….

  • moe mak

    well, the humble zaha, a seashell, inspired from the ocean and tropical, now in chicago..idustrial, noise, pollution, passing through this alien shape makes it easier!

  • Fish fingers

    Can’t wait to see the stand at 100%

  • Ste

    neither good nor bad… saw interesting things from zaha… too sas its a f**king long time ago

  • Blark

    Wilson… You are spot on! Its is simple and effective which makes me wonder if it was Zaha at all or just one of her minions that came up with it.

  • tangovi

    elegant solution for millenium park! The lightweight textile structure underlines the ephemeral character of pavilion.
    lightness and elegance! – spot on.

  • Dijana

    And how is this supposed to CELEBRATE the 1909 Plan of Chicago???

  • NewBlog

    I love it! It looks wonderful and gives us an inspiration to the future.I can’t wait to see it.

  • AL

    George Nelson lamp scaled up as architectural idea? Either we are just too numb and distanced to real substance or just too gullible and easily consumed by indulgences and desires. In the age of Hummers and excesses, sad to see the starchitects loosing themselves in themselves…Zumthor’s Pritzker is refreshingly cleansing and hopefully reminding us that true substance still trumps self indulgence.

    Old school? Perhaps…having been promised great wine but instead been served vinegar once too many times…thanks, I will just stick to water, at least it will keep me alive.

  • jasper

    will this be up anytime soon? i always walk by millennium park but have never seen this up.

  • headplow

    Personally I’m digging it. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but one thing I find interesting, all of these ‘internet’ experts who can so easily dismiss or rip some of these architects and have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. You know what is even more interesting? If some of these architects suck so bad why are they so successful? I guess it is all the stupid clients with money eh? I’m not defending Zaha as she doesn’t need to be defended but seriously, how many that light her up in these forums will ever begin to achieve what she or so many other starchitects have? Very few if any . . . ever.

  • littlerock

    With small projects like this pavilion, I think Zaha’ s ideas is amazing and unique. But with gigantic projects (such as Cairo Expo City), I think she’s unreal and extravagant: not measurement, not details,… and so many things aren’t mentioned. In general, I like Zaha’ s style; but I don’t like her extravagancy !!!!!!!

  • juliet

    great…. good job thomas…