Corey was raised in Canton, China, lived in Hong Kong and studied Interior Architecture at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Tired of practicing flamboyant interior design, spreadsheet architecture and money-grubbing contracting in Hong Kong for 4 years, he needed a new perspective, to rethink the building industry, and came to SAIC to study. Looking at architecture from the other side of the world, he regained his belief in this field. The confidence lies not within traditional linear architectural practice, but a new architectural landscape enabled by an emerging social-economic system disturbed by technology. If you share similar interests, he is very happy to meet you for a drink and talk about the world with you.
Re-skinning Grant Park
“Station? Yes. Park? Yes. Driverless Car Dropoff? Yes. Sledging Slope? Yes. Startup Marketplace? Yes. and Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes……….”
Burnham’s Vision of a grand park is based on the French formal garden paradigm, a garden type that caters only to the affluent. This is obsolete and highly irrelevant to social structures we have today. Because most of Grant Park is unrenovated and offers no activities, citizens cannot comfortably use it even though it was intended for their use. The result is a waste of prime urban space.
Using an existing separated metra station in the park as a catalyst, this project explores the possibilities of cultivating a new form of space/landscape as an urban space.