Wallpaper Magazine — “Chicago Open House 2019: from Frank Lloyd Wright to Studio Gang”

"The ninth annual Open House Chicago opens this weekend, running 19 – 20 October. While the programme boasts about 350 buildings, from Wicker Park to Bronzeville, we’ve whittled it down to a few highlights. This year offers a trail through some of Chicago’s finest theatres, a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, and plenty of the projects that are defining the ambitions of the city today such as Studio Gang’s Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571. . . .

Built in 2016, this striking boathouse is one of two on the bank of the Chicago River designed by Studio Gang. Two buildings, the field house and the boat storage facility, positioned to embrace the site’s turning basin condition connect beneath the rhythmic peaks of the building were inspired by the motion of rowing, while the zinc facade and custom green gradient window screen respond to the river. Commissioned by the Chicago Park District, this project contributes to the city-wide initiative to regenerate the neglected riverfront socially and environmentally. This boathouse is socially-minded, connecting its communities with mentoring programmes, yoga classes, and public events, in addition to its central role supporting youth and adult rowing teams."


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The Plan — “Architecture Drives Change”

Italian magazine The Plan features the Studio’s Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571 in Chicago.