The WMS Boathouse

The WMS Boathouse at Clark Park is currently home to the Chicago Rowing Foundation (CRF). In partnership with the Chicago Park District, the CRF offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities year round, including learn to row sessions both in tanks and on the river, youth and masters team rowing, ergometer training, rowing-inspired yoga classes, and lessons tailored to individuals with disabilities.

The shape of the building was designed by Jeanne Gang and her team as the letter M and V so the roof is different and allows to adapt Chicago’s seasonal variations. The roof lets in southern light through the building’s upper clerestory, warming the structure’s floor slab in winter and providing ventilation during summer months.Boathouse_Steve_Hall_(c)_Hedrich_Blessing_015wms-boathouse-s090114-s9

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