Dattner Architects was recently invited to showcase our Stephen L. Green StreetSquash Community Center project alongside Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects’ Metrosquash facility as part of the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s exhibit, BETWEEN STATES.
StreetSquash is a popular after-school program that is located at the base of a new residential building in New York City. The free program combines academic tutoring and college preparation with squash instruction, community service, and one-on-one mentoring. The new facility houses eight international squash courts, four classrooms, a library, and locker rooms.
BETWEEN STATES is a partner program of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial and features 50 transformative solutions that address everyday needs and improves quality of life for residents in each of Chicago’s 50 wards. Designers were tasked with identifying an underappreciated asset in one of Chicago’s 50 wards and imagine a process of transitioning it “between states,” from a physical liability to rejuvenated civic anchor. Additionally, these designers were asked to also identify a realized project – as a case study – outside Chicago that has responded innovatively and successfully to a similar process of transitioning “between states.”
BETWEEN STATES opened on September 19 and will be on display at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Atrium Gallery until January 7.