To get a peek at the pavilion you’ll have to move fast because after this weekend the elegant bent aluminum frame structure will be placed under a tent where it will be wrapped with a fabric skin. It will officially open later this summer, when it will play host to a sound and video installation by artist Thomas Gray that portrays Chicago’s transformation from past to future.
As the public awaits the completion of Hadid’s pavilion, it can begin enjoying immediately the van Berkel pavilion. It is comprised of two parallel planes, a roof and a floor, joined by three scoop-like supports. Constructed of white painted plywood over a steel substructure the pavilion will be illuminated at night and will allow the public to view Chicago’s famed skyline through several openings.
Both pavilions are set to close in October but organizers are considering extending their run through mid November and possibly displaying the Hadid pavilion at another site next summer.