Alternate Proposals for the Obama Presidential Center; South Shore Cultural Center, Washington Park and Jackson Park

The University of Chicago released confidential proposals and renderings for alternate sites for the Obama Presidential Center; including South Shore Cultural Center from Studio Gang, Washington Park from Adjaye Associates, and Jackson Park from Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

 

All three original proposals are much stronger than the current plans.  Unlike the current plan, the original proposals and renderings are fascinating as they clearly prioritize the people of the City of Chicago and a respect for the history and fabric of the City of Chicago itself. 

 

Studio Gang Architects Obama Presidential Library Proposal at South Shore Cultural Center, Image Credit: Obama Foundation

Adjaye Associates Obama Presidential Library Proposal at Washington Park, Image Credit: Obama Foundation

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Obama Presidential Library Proposal at Jackson Park, Image Credit: Obama Foundation