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BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL CLUB: 2014 CHICAGO PRIZE COMPETITION


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BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY DESIGN COMPETITION 2014 Chicago Prize Competition

The recent media coverage surrounding the announced Barack Obama Presidential Library, drawing bids from contenders New York, Honolulu, and Chicago, once again initiates the desire for speculations and projections. As the fourteenth of its kind, this civic institution will not only function to house a collection of artifacts and documents relating to the president’s life but will also provide an educational infrastructure and framework for outreach and community programs. Although the Presidential Library, as a museum-library hybrid, is perceived as a great contribution to the public it serves, criticism has been raised regarding its true civic function. Both the Chicago architectural community and public at large recall similar controversies that still remain unresolved for the Harold Washington Library. Charge For this year’s Chicago Prize we are calling for speculative proposals for the Barack Obama Presidential Library to initiate a debate in order to rethink and redefine this particular building typology. Within the context of the city, is this institution a stand-alone monument or rather a forum of socialurban interaction and an active extension of a President’s legacy? Would it be considered as one of the civic components of Chicago’s public library system or does it remain autonomous? At its best this is a cultural institution providing a place for the exchange of knowledge, the creation of dialogue and debate, and last but not least an urban niche to read and write. Site Competitors are limited to the site area located on the west bank at the confluence of the North, South and Main Branches of the Chicago River. Please see the attached Site Plan A for details. Program This is a speculative ideas competition. There is no set program for this competition; your definition of the program is part of the design problem.

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Schedule Nov. 14, 2014

Competition Launched with Online Registration Question and Answer Period opens*

Dec. 15, 2014

Question and Answer Period closes

Jan. 10, 2015

Online Registration closes and Submission are due at noon CST

Jan. 20, 2015

Jury Meeting

Feb.0 3, 2015 Winners Announced and Exhibition Opening Event at the Chicago Architectural Foundation *Answers to all questions will be posted to the competition website. Fees Registration Fee: $90 Reduced Fee for Students (with valid ID): $50

Registration To register, go to the competition website http://chicagoarchitecturalclub.org, follow the payment instructions, and send an email to chicagoprize2014@gmail.com with the contact information for the entrant or team leader. Confirmation of the registration, additional CAD-files along with a random 5-digit registration number will be emailed to the registrant (individual or the team leader) for identification of the final submission. One registration is required per project submitted. Participants may submit multiple entries or be part of multiple teams, but each submission must have an individual registration number.

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Registration will remain open until the submission due date. Registrations fees are non-refundable. Fees will not be returned under any circumstances. By registering for the competition, competitors agree to all competition terms and conditions.


Submissions Competition submissions are due at 12 noon U.S. Central Time (UTC - 06:00) on January 10, 2015. Submissions are electronic and submitted via email only. The following materials should be submitted: 1. A maximum of four 11 inch x 17 inch boards (tabloid) oriented in landscape format. Each board must include the 5-digit assigned registration number in the lower right hand corner. Boards must be combined into a single four-page document and submitted in PDF format. The file should be named with the 5-digit registration number - “12345.pdf.” 2. A written statement of no more than 250 words explaining your ideas. The file should be named “Statement_12345.doc.” This file must be a .txt, .doc, or .rtf file, NOT a .pdf or .jpg. 3. A single page document with team identification and contact information. Include: Project title, names of team members, leader’s telephone number, and email address. The file should be named “ID_12345.doc.” This file must be a .txt, .doc, or .rtf file, NOT a .pdf or .jpg. The source of any third party materials incorporated in the entry must also be included; this source information may exceed one page if necessary. All three files must be then saved in a single ZIP file named with the 5-digit registration number “12345.zip.” This zipped file should not exceed 5MB. The single ZIP file should be sent via email to: chicagoprize2014@gmail.com. The email subject line should read “Registration Number_12345.” Upon announcement of the winners, higher resolution images may be requested from winning submissions and selected entries. Eligibility The 2014 Chicago Prize Competition is open to anyone with a vision of what The Barack Obama Presidential Library could become: students, architects, landscape architects, planners, designers and artists. Members of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Architectural Club, staff and members of the jury or their families, or those involved with the preparation or funding of this competition may not participate. This competition is to be conducted solely via this web- site – no additional printed material is available. The official language of the competition is English. All drawings and architectural scales should be expressed in feet and inches. View South with Site towards West

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Awards 1st Prize:

$1,500

2nd Prize: $1,000 3rd Prize: $750 Honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the jury but will receive no cash prize. Select projects will be featured on the websites of the Chicago Architectural Club, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and other partner agencies; in the official competition catalogue; and are to be exhibited in a special event at the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Jury A jury of notable professionals, academics, and public officials will decide competition winners. The jury will be announced via the Competition Website. The decisions of the jury will be final and unalterable, and the jury thereby reserves the right to leave any prize vacant, or partially award prizes.

Anonymity & Ownership The 2014 Chicago Prize is an anonymous competition. No names of team members shall appear on graphic material or in file names. The unique 5-digit registration number is the only means of identification. All material received by the competition organizers becomes their property, including reproduction rights. The intellectual property rights for each submission remain with the author(s) of the submission. The Chicago Architectural Club reserves the right to publish, exhibit, or present the work submitted to this competition in any format.

Questions Questions regarding the competition will be accepted until Dec. 15, 2014. Questions should be emailed to: chicagoprize2014@gmail.com. Answers will be posted on the Chicago Architectural Club’s Website.

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