Free Shuttle This Weekend for Chicago Architecture Biennial

Check out the FREE SHUTTLE this weekend to see the sites around University of Chicago (also two more  dates in 2017 – see bottom).   The UChicago Architecture Biennial Shuttle will run on an hourly loop to various sites of architectural activity and speculation on and around the University’s Hyde Park campus, including the new Campus Residence Hall designed by Studio Gang; the Arts Block, envisioned by Theaster Gates; the site for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park; and the campus’ landmark Mid-century buildings by Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe.


To reserve a spot on the 1 p.m. guided tour, visit the university’s event website.    The UChicago Architecture Biennial Shuttles will run between 13 different locations around the University of Chicago campus, Jackson Park and even a stop in Washington Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday for the biennial.  Tours start at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., every hour, but there will be several locations to hop on or off the tour to spend a little more time soaking in the architectural beauty.


University of Chicago photo by Tom Rossiter
Photo Credit: University of Chicago, Tom Rossiter


Other tour highlights include the Logan Center for the Arts designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, and the Rebuild Foundation’s Stony Island Arts Bank. Visitors can use the shuttle as a hop-on, hop-off means to stop at various destinations including two of the Chicago Architecture Biennial’s Community Anchor sites, the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Palais de Tokyo, the Hyde Park Arts Center, and transportation stops.

Reservations: FREE but reservations are recommended. A physical ticket is not required, your name will be on the reservation list when you board the shuttle.


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The Chicago Architecture Biennial is North America’s largest international survey of contemporary architecture, providing a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. The 2015 Biennial, The State of the Art of Architecture, focused on projects and experiments from around the world, offering a global stage for conversation and exchange of ideas.   The 2017 Biennial, Make New History, will engage questions of historical precedence, context, and dialogue in the work of contemporary architects across the world, and explore how the intersection of art and architecture has helped develop those questions.   University of Chicago’s Chicago Architecture Biennial events and programs are currently listed here.




Saturday, October 7, 1:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 1:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 1:00pm

Shuttle will pick up and drop off at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at 915 E 60th St.


University of Chicago photo by Tom Rossiter 2
University of Chicago photo by Tom Rossiter 2

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