This project examines the idea of the "Network City" as originated in the discourse of "spatial practice" popularized in the 1960s. Looking at the city as a communication system, the project centers upon Chicago's response to the incorporation of a high speed rail corridor in Illinois.
Students are to develop a proposal for an intermodal transit center (ITC) which operates as an access point to local, regional, commuter, light-rail, and the proposed high-speed rail. The center must perform as a launch point for travelers into the City of Chicago. Students must propose a secondary program to occupy the above-grade portion of the site. I have selected a consolidated facility for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects programs (SAIC AIADO), as well as the Activities & Recreation Center (ARC).
Students must conduct extensive research to shape the development of all programmatic elements, presented via info-graphics.