Chicago Loop: Cloverleaf Building
As an offshoot of the Rules of the Road research, Cloverleaf Building takes the logic and constraints of highway design and plays it out as a proposal for a large scale civic building. Located in the large civic space carved out in the Burnham Plan for Chicago, the current space (The Loop) has been filled with the on and off ramps of the highway. The proposal reorganizes the expressway and reclaims the infrastructural zone for pedestrians as a cloverleaf open air park. The associated architecture is programmed as office space and support functions. Four large skylights connect the park to the sky as the office area fills the remaining air rights above the park and expressway.