Block Party

National Building Museum picks Studio Gang for 2017 summer installation

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Studio Gang’s Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. (Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing)
Studio Gang’s Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo. (Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing)

The National Building Museum has announced Studio Gang Architects as the designers of the 2017 Summer Block Party Installation. This year’s installation, ICEBERGS, was designed by James Corner Field Operations. Previous installations include BIG Maze by Bjarke Ingles Group and The BEACH by Snarkitecture.

In 2003 Studio Gang designed another installation for the National Building Museum, a hanging translucent marble curtain that was part of  in the Masonry Variations exhibit. Firm founder Jeanne Gang has also served as an advisor for the National Building Museum’s Intelligent Cities project.

“We are delighted to embark on a new collaboration with Studio Gang over the next year,” said Chase W. Rynd, executive director of the National Building Museum, in a press release. “With their creativity and impeccable design credentials, they are poised to reimagine the possibilities of this series.”

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Studio Gang’s translucent marble curtain for the exhibition Masonry Variations. (© Jim Tetro)

Details will be announced in early 2017, with a public opening planned for July 4th through Labor Day 2017.

“It’s great to return to the National Building Museum, where our Marble Curtain was such an important early project for Studio Gang, one that informed our thinking about material innovation and research,” remarked Jeanne Gang in a press release. “We are looking forward to building on the legacy and energy of the summer series, in the historic space of the Museum’s Great Hall.”

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