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Architecture foundation offers ‘winning’ ideas for Prentice

Artist rendering first-place design for possible reuse old Prentice Women's Hospital 333 East Superior Street design competitiby Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Artist rendering of a first-place design for possible reuse of the old Prentice Women's Hospital at 333 East Superior Street, in a design competition by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

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Updated: December 19, 2012 1:02PM

While the fate of the former Prentice Women’s Hospital in Streeterville remains unclear, many architects have proposed ideas for reusing the Bertrand Goldberg-designed building.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation opened an exhibition Thursday night featuring proposals for adapting Prentice. The exhibition includes winning entries from a design competition, as well as ideas solicited from 11 firms.

A proposal by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang called for a new building on top of Prentice.

The winning entry, which called for a new building to go up around Prentice, came from architects Cyril Marsollier and Wallo Villacorta. They said the new structure could accommodate the desire of Prentice’s owner, Northwestern University, to build medical research labs on the property.

The 71 competition entries are on display at the foundation, 224 S. Michigan. David Roeder

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