Chicago, August 2018

Chicago Architecture Center


The Chicago City Model Experience is the star attraction in the Chicago Gallery, featuring more than 4,000 buildings and interactive elements that tell amazing stories of the city.

Since its debut in 2009, the Chicago Model has been an icon, beloved by tourists and locals alike. The Model was enhanced and expanded in 2018 to include more than 4,000 buildings. A film and light show illuminate the model with the amazing story of Chicago’s early growth, its rebirth after the Great Chicago Fire and its ever-changing skyline, which includes some of the world’s first skyscrapers and iconic modern towers made of steel and glass.

Interactive touch screens around the Model allow visitors to orient themselves to Chicago, search for buildings by architect or architectural style and see data projected on the Model.

+ Notch

+ animation

+ projection mapping

Chicago Architecture Center Street View From Wacker Credit Courtesy Caf 1
The Burnham Plan On The Chicago Model At The Chicago Architecture Center Photo Credit  Anthony Tahlier Courtesy Cac Resize
The Chicago Model In The Chicago Gallery At The Chicago Architecture Center Photo Credit  Anthony Tahlier Courtesy Cac Resize
The Great Chicago Fire On The Chicago Model At The Chicago Architecture Center Photo Credit  Anthony Tahlier Courtesy Cac
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Client

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Projection Mapping

dandelion + burdock

Animation

dandelion + burdock

Interactive Kiosks

dandelion + burdock

Disguise Operator

Thomas Kother

Notch Programming

Oli Soto

Graphic Design & 2D Animaton

Four Zero One

Museum Design

Gallagher & Associates

Commissioning Agency

CT Digital

Project Workflow

Nils Porrmann

Animation Director

Dickon Knowles

Interactive Lead

Niall Thompson

Interactive Kiosk Front End Design

Jonathan Melville

Interactive Kiosk Back End Development

Joel Bradbury