CENT Pavilion, Chicago

Pezo von Ellrichshausen 

This slender and stable figure is meant to convey a sense of silent and convoluted simplicity. It is self-centered, self-regulated and self-located as an opaque monolith without any scale, direction or hierarchy, as a podium for an invisible statue. Its construction has a single structural logic. It is unwisely rational since the same corner detail is repeated all over and the same diagonal bracing underpins every center. But the handcrafted elements should imply delight over thought. In the end, this is a device that, in its own fiction, collects roughly everything: from Hockney’s inverted perspectives, Morandi’s natura morta or Guarini’s telescopic domes to those anonymous bell towers, water towers, lighthouses, silos, chimneys or even the inaccessible purgatory before an ambitious prototype for the next city high-rise.

Ubicación Location

North Ave Beach, Chicago, Estados Unidos

Cliente Client

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Arquitectos Architects

Mauricio Pezo, Sofía von Ellrichshausen

Colaboradores Collaborators

Agata Siemionow, Dirk Denison, Richard Nelson, Lisa Palm, Lova Strindberg, Jorge Serra, Jenna Staff, Yuanchen Shi, Claudia Cabrera, Man Hu, Luis Marrero, Felix Zdrojkowski

Consultores Consultants

Paul Endres, Endres Studio (estructura structure)

Contratista Builder

Tip Top Builders / SVI Themed Construction Solutions

Superficie construida Built area

25 m²