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This is a ideas competition intended to act as a platform for public debate about the future of one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant Modern buildings, Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage , Anonymous
Genre Medical-Facility
Country Chicago, United States
Registration Deadline 15 October 2012 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 15 October 2012 (via Online)
Eligibility All

For purposes of the competition two sites are available for speculation. Competitors may choose to deal with only Site A, which holds Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital, or they may choose to add Site B into their solution set.
Every solution must incorporate Goldberg’s structure into their proposal.
Northwestern University has stated that it wants to eventually build on the site upwards of 500,000 square feet of state of the art medical research lab facilities, but that Prentice will not meet those needs. They have applied for permission from the City of Chicago to demolish Goldberg’s masterpiece.
Competitors can decide to make medical research lab facilities the primary programmatic element or may propose additional or alternate programs. While there is no set program for this competition, programs, or sets of programs, that acknowledge the nature of the neighborhood, which is home to a hospital campus and research-focused university are strongly encouraged.
Competitors may choose to: restore and preserve the Goldberg structure, modify the structure or make additions to it.

The jury will be announced via the Chicago Architectural Club’s Website.

First prize: $3,000
Second prize: $1,500
Third prize: $750
Up to three honorable mentions: Publication and Exhibition

Entry Fee
Students (with valid ID): $50

A maximum of four 11”x17” boards and a written statement of no more than 250 words

Winners announced (date and location TBA): November 2012

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