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2012 CHICAGO Prize Competition WinnERS

In August 2012, the Chicago Architectural Club announced the Future Prentice competition, which challenged designers to:

• Restore, modify, or expand Prentice Women’s Hospital.
• Incorporate—or not—a vacant site south of the hospital into the scheme.
• Adapt the building to accommodate healthcare, education, or research in order to bring continued economic prosperity to an urban neighborhood defined by a hospital and university campus.

A jury that included architects, engineers, historians, and curators chose the winners on November 6, 2012.

Prentice hospital design competition honorable mention entry  

Honorable Mention

Project X

Designers: Anja Buttolo with Tilmann Lohse, Priska Lohse, Michael Pancost

These are simply sketches, dreams, fantasies - nothing serious.

What is proper preservation? Is Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital really worth preserving? Who should decide—property owners, preservationists, elected bodies, politicians, architecture critics? The questions are simple, but the answers are controversial


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Chicago Debate on Prentice
The Chicago Architecture Foundation's Chicago Debates series presented Re-use It or Lose It, a discussion about the fate of Prentice Women's Hospital and Chicago's other modernist icons.  See the highlights>>



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