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Chicago Pedway

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Author: Iker Gil

Team: Iker Gil,
André Corrêa,
Michelle Benoit

Type: Speculative Proposal
Site: Chicago, IL

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The Chicago Pedway is a network of tunnels and loosely connected interstitial spaces which connects buildings across 40 blocks in downtown Chicago.

In its current form, the system is lacking in a comprehensive identity, clear access, proper lighting, programmatic diversity and, in general, any qualities that would qualify it as an attractive destination.

The goal of this project was to expand the reach of the pedway beyond a set of tunnels- making it into a destination that utilizes architecture as a catalyst for programmatic and cultural activation.