2014 – First Place
Shelter House in Chicago Park
Illinois Institute of Technology
The project proposed shelter houses inside Chicago Park. The park in Chicago is along the Michigan lake shore. It is huge and very open space. People are highly participate with different activities inside the park, for example, go for a run or walk their dogs. Also, many travelers will visit some part of the park where the museum or art institute located. According to Chicago climate, it is very necessary to set the shelter houses in different locations inside the park for shading functions in hot summer. The shelter is also needed for protecting from rainstorm in summer and snowstorm in winter for the users in the park. In this project, I chose Grant Park (part of Chicago Park) as an example to set my shelter house. The main functions of the shelter house are food stand and public restrooms. The food stand located in the center of the house where is half opened and opened. The food stand provides snacks and soft drink such as water and soda for the people from the park in summer.