Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture Terry Guen will work on the Navy Pier redesign, slated to open for the pier’s centennial in 2016. Guen’s design team, lead by landscape architect James Corner, was chosen by the Navy Pier board in an international competition. The board will work with the Corner team on the final design proposal over the next few months.
The James Corner team’s competition design proposal included a more graceful integration of the Ferris Wheel’s park with the main promenade, hanging gardens, a swimming pool with a sand beach, and a new amphitheater.
Corner and his team were among the five finalists in Navy Pier’s search for a Pierscape design team that began six-months ago with 52 submissions from around the globe to redesign the Pier’s public spaces.
The Pierscape portion of the Centennial Vision plan calls for reimagining the Pier’s public spaces including Gateway Park at the west entrance of the Pier, Crystal Garden, Pier Park, East End Park, the South Dock as well as the smaller public spaces that dot the length of the Pier. This work will include enhancements to the Pier’s landscaping and streetscape along with the addition of water features, public art and lighting.