Winner of 2014 Chicago Prize for Obama's Presidential Library talks on his peace-sign-abstracted design

Many explorative design concepts tried to hit the balance between memorial and civic during the Chicago Architectural Club's recent competition. Two teams won the top prize by creating fully-functional but equally striking infrastructure designs that are meant to become landmarks.

 

PSFK talks with winner Aras Burak on how to achieve a museum-library hybrid design.

I believe, It is almost impossible to imagine a building that archives Obama’s time in the office like a vault, completely enclosed. The interesting architecture starts to emerge when you can ensure the existence of a public space by using the power, the popularity of an individual or organization.

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