Winter Layers: An Outdoor Dining Toolkit


2021 Merit Award


Chicago, IL



Landscape Architects


Project Details

As a response to City of Chicago’s outdoor dining challenge presented during the COVID-19 pandemic, the interdisciplinary design team developed a toolkit for local businesses. The Winter Layers toolkit is a versatile set of solutions to keep their staff, patrons, and communities safe, healthy, and comfortable while providing a vibrant and fun winter dining experience. Modular, scalable, and based on upcycled and readily available materials, the design is highly adaptable to a diverse range of business and service models. To communicate this toolkit to a variety of users, the team distilled their research and developed a comprehensive video that is accessible to all.

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