Michael Sorkin’s proposal for the Obama Presidential Library

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Writing on ArchDaily, Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz posted this on Michael Sorkin’s proposal for the Obama Presidential Library. The proposal critically examines the presidential library, not as a building typology per se, but for its potential in transforming urban communities by asking, “How could the construction of an institution itself leverage social and environmental transformation?”. To do so, the library would reside in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side, which would reflect a bold paradigm shift considering its rural-based precedents. 

You can read the entire proposal here.

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