Eastlake Studio was honored to take part in Between States, an exhibition of design solutions proposed to transform underappreciated and underperforming spaces in Chicago into rejuvenated civic anchors. 50 teams were asked to identify a physical asset in one of the city’s wards that could benefit from a redesign and imagine a way to transition it “between states.”
Our team was inspired by the Chicago Tribune’s move to Prudential Plaza, an important building from Chicago’s postwar architectural history. Dubbed “New Pru,” our project submission was focused on creating a hive of creative production from the ground level to the observation deck floor, which formerly housed an iconic restaurant. It acts as a conceptual study for the new Chicago Tribune office, which is currently in development.
Between States was organized by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and was on display as part 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
All renderings by Eastlake Studio.