These Re-Imagined Hotdog Stands Will Be Permanent Fixtures in Chicago

The launch of the Chicago Architecture Biennial also marked the opening of this contemporary outdoor kiosk. Event organizers looked at the biennial architecture event as the perfect opportunity to push aesthetic boundaries and provide exhibits that can be later commissioned as permanent fixtures.

One of the competitions was to reinvent Chicago's iconic hotdog stand. The winning design was unveiled during the event's kickoff and was built along Chicago's lakefront. The competition also saw schools pairing up with established firms. The winning outdoor kiosk will be used as an exhibition space during the event, but will later be a permanent structure that will be used as a retail space for vendors. This sleek and modern interpretation of a hotdog stand is not only great for businesses, its aesthetic appeal reaffirms Chicago's architectural history.