FUTURE PRENTICE: 2012 Chicago Prize Competition

Re-use of Bertram Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital

Sponsor: AIA Chicago Chapter: Chicago Architectural Club

Type: Open, single-stage, international, ideas

Language: English

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Fees: $90 – Professionals; $50 Students (with valid ID)


August 20 – Competition Launched / Online Registration Opens / Q&A Period Opens

September 15 – Q&A Period Closes

October 15 – Online submissions are due

November 2012 – Winners announced (date and location TBA)


First prize: $3,000.00

Second prize: $1,500.00

Third prize: $750.00

Jury: TBA

Design Challenge:

This ideas competition is intended to act as a platform for public debate about the future of one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant Modern buildings, Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital. The “FUTURE PRENTICE” Competition seeks to explore alternative solutions for this historic piece of architecture. What would you propose to do with this structure? What other uses are possible? How would you re-envision this iconic building? How can a building that changed the course of modern hospital design and structural engineering be re-used for the future? What new business models for healthcare, education and research would you propose to bring continued economic prosperity to an urban neighborhood defined by an interconnected hospital and university campus.

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