CURRENT AFFAIRS: LOUISVILLE WATERFRONT PAVILION COMPETITION
April 19 - June 29, 2014
Brown-Forman Gallery, Third Floor
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft exhibits pavilion design entries for the upcoming Centennial Festival of Riverboats celebration in honor of the Belle of Louisville's 100th anniversary taking place on the Louisville Waterfront from October 14- 19, 2014. In conjunction with this momentous occasion, an international design competition was held for a proposed temporary pavilion designed for festival activities. Architects, designers, and artists were invited to design a small-scale, temporary and multipurpose pavilion. Current Affairs: Louisville Waterfront Pavilion Competition designs will be on view on the third floor Brown-Forman gallery from April 19th through June 29th.
The competition has garnered international attention, with entrants from 16 countries and twenty of the United States. Concentrated on Louisville, the design competition entries provide a unique survey of contemporary design trends from across the globe.
The Competition Jurors are:
Rick Bell, Louisville Waterfront Historian
Karen Gillenwater, Curator, Carnegie Center for Art and History New Albany, IN
Augusta Brown Holland, Community Developer
Nat Irvin II, Strickler Chair, University of Louisville College of Business Representative
Joni Jenkins, Kentucky House District 44
Sarah Lyon, Photographer
Gretchen Milliken, Associate Director of Advanced Planning, City of Louisville
Kulapat Yantrasast, Founder & Principal, wHY Architecture
The competition was created and organized by Louisville architecture practice PART Studio LLC.
Exhibition sponsor: PART Studio LLC
Competition sponsor: sonaBLAST! Records
A jury of regional business and arts leaders selected the winning pavilion on June 14, 2014. The winning entry, DRIFT, submitted by Brooklyn-based design practice stpmj will be built as a temporary and multipurpose pavilion to accommodate a variety of uses during the riverboat festival. Stpmj design team members Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim are both natives of Seoul, Korea. Each holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Stpmj has an impressive track record with inventive design projects as evidenced by works such as Invisible Barn, a reflective structure proposed for the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, New York.