ROCK, our Chicago Lakefront Kiosk in collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a pop-up pavilion – a public sculpture – composed from the raw and historic limestone blocks that once protected the city’s shoreline.
Its bold yet sensuous and delicate balance transforms Chicago’s lakefront into a magnet for social and cultural life. Sited at Montrose Beach, by the Great Lake Michigan, the kiosk is conceived as an ‘infrastructure box’ consisting of materials and technologies that are found at or belong to the local environment. The composition’s resilient limestone and concrete elements can be uniquely assembled each time to suit different locations, vendors and uses along the lakefront – by providing shelter whilst contributing to the shoreline protection.
Support:Chicago Park District, Pepper Construction & Theaster Gates