Burnham Pavilion Opening

Participants: Daniel Sauter, UNStudio, Amsterdam

Millenium Park, Chicago, IL

The Burnham pavilions in Chicago’s Millenium Park, designed by Ben van Berkel (UNStudio, Amsterdam) and Zaha Hadid (London) represent the centerpieces of the Burnham Plan Centennial, installed from June 19 until October 31 2009 on the South Chase Promenade (next to the bridge leading into the Modern Wing of the Art Institute).

UIC’s School of Art & Design and Electronic Visualization program faculty member, Daniel Sauter created the interactive lighting program that illuminates the UNStudio pavilion. “At night, the pavilion becomes a responsive architecture with LED lights that change color and pattern. These lights will be in constant flux as the number of visitors to the pavilion changes. Programmatically, the pavilion invites people to gather, walk around and through the space - to explore and observe.”

Visit Daniel Sauter’s website for project details and documentation

The opening Friday, June 19th will include a performance by the Grant Park Symphony and Chorus premiering a new work composed by Michael Torke called Plans at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, beginning at 6:30 pm.

Join Pavilion architects for a symposium from 2:00 - 3:30 pm at the Art Institute (free admission, limited seating).

Designing Architects:
UNStudio of Amsterdam
(Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos with Christian Veddeler, Wouter de Jonge and Hans-Peter Nuenning, Iona Sulea)

Architect of Record: Garofalo Arcitects, Inc.
Fabricator: Third Coast Construction
Interactive Lighting Concept: Daniel Sauter
School of Architecture: University of Illinois at Chicago
Structural Engineer: Rockey Structures

Email: studio@daniel-sauter.com

Date: June 19, 2009 - October 31, 2009
UNStudio Burnham Pavilion at night - courtesy of UNStudio

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