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SHOJI PAVILION

CHICAGO, IL

Located in Chicago's Pioneer Square, this pop-up pavilion allows visitors to escape the urban chaos of bustling Michigan Avenue.

The nearly solid lantern shape shelters refugees from wind, noise and nearly all views of the city. The ramp lifts visitors to a platform where they are greeted from above with a window to the sky.

Designed to be a reminder to look up and slow down, the pavilion mimics the appearance of a Japanese Shoji door. Its structure appears in glimpses at the entrances and exits and reveals itself completely and night when backlit from internal diffused light, giving it the lantern effect.