Awards, SOM in the Press

Chinatown Library Unites and Serves Two Emerging Chicago Neighborhoods

Photo © Jon Miller | Hedrich Blessing

Source: Building Design + Construction

One of Chicago’s most significant architectural additions in 2015 was not a booming high-rise at the center of the Loop or a grand new park along the lakefront. It was a small, pebble-shaped, glass-and-steel library that serves as the new beating heart of two neighborhoods on the city’s South Side.

The Building Team Awards judges commended the project team for creating an iconic library and much-needed community anchor for Chinatown on a relatively modest budget. 

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