Fulton Market District Streetscape

Fulton Market District Streetscape

Location
Fulton Market, Chicago, IL, USA | View Map
Category
Streets

Fulton Market District Streetscape

Landscape Forms as Manufacturers

In 2015, the City of Chicago designated the Fulton-Randolph Market District a Chicago Landmark. The area, once the thriving meatpacking district, had been a symbol of the city’s industrial, hard-working culture, the “city of big shoulders,” as poet Carl Sandberg wrote. The area is evolving, home to trendy restaurants, a vibrant nightlife, and headquarters for companies such as Google and McDonald's. Brick buildings have been replaced by structures with clean glass façades. The City hired landscape architecture firm Altamanu to design a streetscape that reflected both the history of the area and its cultural evolution. Altamanu partnered with Landscape Forms’ Studio 431 to build custom benches that also bridged the area’s industrial past with its modern vibe.

Caption

The benches’ laminated Alaskan yellow cedar seats are reminiscent of thick timber beams, and the steel powdercoated structure, laser-cut with Fulton Market identity, reminds visitors of the district’s gritty, industrial past while branding its dynamic future.

Caption

 

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Kindergarten for Llubi expresses in built form two converging patterns from its landscape context
24 May 2022 News
Kindergarten for Llubi expresses in built form two converging patterns from its landscape context

In the small Mallorca town of Llubi, this new kindergarten by Aixopluc Architects is located on a pe... More

25 best architecture firms in Mexico City
23 May 2022 News
25 best architecture firms in Mexico City

Mexico City is home to a number of outstanding, epoch-defining architectural firms. Its contemporary... More

New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden
22 May 2022 News
New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden

In Tilburg, NL, the new Nardinc wing of the Singer Museum by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten houses th... More

Al Naseej Factory: A woven architecture that celebrates local craftspeople
22 May 2022 News
Al Naseej Factory: A woven architecture that celebrates local craftspeople

Located in Bani Jamrah, Bahrain, the Al Naseej Factory by Leopold Banchini is a textile weaving faci... More

Merk X revitalizes Amsterdam Zoo natural history building that was closed for 75 years
20 May 2022 News
Merk X revitalizes Amsterdam Zoo natural history building that was closed for 75 years

The neoclassical building was built between 1850 and 1855 to a design by Johannes van Maurik as a na... More

82,000 unique, hand-crafted tiles clad the new extension to Museum Arnhem by Benthem Crouwel Architects
20 May 2022 News
82,000 unique, hand-crafted tiles clad the new extension to Museum Arnhem by Benthem Crouwel Architects

In addition to restoring the original Museum Arnhem building, complete with characteristic historic... More

Estudio MMX interweaves open spaces throughout porous pigmented concrete villa
19 May 2022 News
Estudio MMX interweaves open spaces throughout porous pigmented concrete villa

A sequence of open spaces with a gradual degree of intimacy allow residents to move gently from the... More

Baumschlager Eberle Architekten’s Montagne du Parc demonstrates how concepts of sustainability can be implemented at an early stage of architectural completion
19 May 2022 News
Baumschlager Eberle Architekten’s Montagne du Parc demonstrates how concepts of sustainability can be implemented at an early stage of architectural completion

The largest project completed by Baumschlager Eberle Architekten in Europe to date, the new Montagne... More