Chicago Art Center

Reorganization of the expressway network with transportation, service and cultural hubs, resolving highway Infrastructure into architecture

The Chicago Art Center is located on the Dan Ryan Expressway, between Cominskey Park Stadium and the Illinois Institute of Technology. Housing art and large sculpture exhibitions, as well as Center-related activities (such as classes and other events), the project also includes parking and a Quick Trip Gas Station on both off-ramps of the highway exit. The concept of the Center is to create an urbane moment within an existing expressway and to transform a drive-by experience into a cultural event.

Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co), w/ Sean Mongey, Adam Friese, Nathan Friese, Patrick Baustian, Carlo Kessler, Steve Bagwell, Tyler Marshall and Will Schenk. Digital Artist: Alexandre Guilbeault - (2008)

DateSept. 2002-2008LocationDan Ryan Expressway at Cominskey Park Stadium, Chicago, USAClientProposal for Matt Nielson, Chicago Deputy Commissioner of planning and operationLocal architectHeitman Architects Inc. Site Architect (Chicago)ContractorKeeley Construction (Chicago)Manufacture and fabricationA. Zahner Company (Kansas City)Webchicagoart.philippebarrierecollective.com