SIZE: 750 SQ FT
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
PROJECT TEAM: COLBY MAYES, TREVOR KIDD, BRONSON HAFFNER, JUNSUKE SATO, BORNA KHALILNASSAB, APRIL HUTCHINGS
The development of Louisville's Waterfront Park has established it as a seminal center for cultural discourse and community engagement in the region. This park, which boasts the iconic Belle of Louisville Riverboat, celebrated its centennial in 2014 and has since become a symbol of the rich river culture of the area. In light of this, a competition was staged to design a series of pavilions to be erected throughout Waterfront Park in anticipation of the festival.
Our design solution aimed to reconcile the conflicting demands of versatility, simplicity, and affordability by integrating two essential components: a modular structural system and a material system that fostered formal diversity. The result was a series of pavilions that can be easily assembled and disassembled, while embodying the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Waterfront Park. The modular system allows for different shape arrangements, offering functional and diverse spaces for events, gatherings, and other functions, while also providing protection from the elements. The ultimate objective was to craft pavilions that embody the fluid and organic forms of the river and serve as practical and visually appealing structures, elevating the cultural and aesthetic significance of Waterfront Park by seamlessly integrating the pavilions with the park's scenic beauty.