Design / Green / Health

The Chicago Project

Bruce Mau Design

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Burnham Plan, The Chicago Project (TCP) is a vision for the next 100 years of Chicago. The Bruce Mau Design Studio directs this multi-disciplinary design and technology laboratory, which is organized around the greatest urban challenges of our time: Commerce, Dwelling, Education, Energy, Food, Health, Information, Mobility, Waste, and Water. Key partners include the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, City of Chicago Planning Department, SHEDD Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Among the first works is a Design Studio course at UIC School of Architecture. Titled Surge/Purge, it re-imagines health as a part of city infrastructure like roads and schools. To what degree do healthy citizens need a healthy city, and how can architecture contribute? Look to Chicago for answers.