Concept design (May 2017)
Obama Foundation Concept design (May 2017)

Today, 10 months after the Obama Foundation announced the design team for the (now) former president's library, the foundation has released images of a concept design for the Obama Presidential Center, designed by New York–based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects|Partners with local firm Interactive Design Architects. The design was unveiled at an event in Chicago on Wednesday.

A press release outlines the design:

"The design concept released today envisions three buildings—the Museum, Forum, and Library—forming a campus surrounding a public plaza. Honoring the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the Center is designed as a campus in historic Jackson Park to help unlock the full potential of the park as a recreational destination and center for gathering on the South Side for families, community members and visitors alike and to re-establish the South Side’s connection to the Lagoon and Lake Michigan. The campus will be open to the public and the Center will include indoor and outdoor spaces to gather, learn, create and collaborate."

Model of concept design (May 2017)
Obama Foundation Model of concept design (May 2017)

Catch up on ARCHITECT's past coverage of the Obama Presidential Center.