Reutan Sands

Our submission to the “21st-Century Lakefront Park Competition” envisioned new public spaces to work as stitches that would traverse lake and city, acting as a new kind of in-between space.

2004

Graham Foundation


Project Team:

Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, Georgeen Theodore, Christine Williams

Reutan Sands: (E)Merging City - Lakefront Landscape is a submission to the Graham Foundation's "21st-Century Lakefront Park Competition," which asked entrants to envision a park on two miles of developed, Chicago lakefront. The submission was a recommended scheme that was selected for exhibition and publication.


Interboro’s scheme proposed new public spaces to work as stitches that would traverse lake and city as a new kind of in-between, and would weave the park more palpably into everyday life. In doing so, Interboro looked to create hybrid spaces between the busy rhythms of the city and the natural expanse of the lake.

A four-part strategy: streets, landfill, path and development. The flexible and nonhierarchical plan allows the park to evlove incrementally, in harmony with local community needs, the changing development market, and the natural processes of the lake.

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