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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.
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