Kentucky Promise, a Louisville philanthropic foundation, aspires to transform a defunct but historic industrial district into Louisville Gardens, an eco district of parks and usable open space. Central to this vision is the renovation of the landmark Molee Building into the Harmony Building, which will anchor the district and serve as a model of sustainability.
MKThink conducted an environmental analysis of the district to inform the design of a net zero energy building equipped with sustainable features to improve air, water and soil quality.
MKThink worked with Hyphae design laboratory, Brown + Kubican Structural Engineers, and K Norman Berry Associates Architects to develop a schematic design that employs biomimicry, modeling the building and its systems after the riparian ecosystem of the Ohio River Bluffs.
Schematic Design, Concept Development,
Architectural Design, Environmental Analysis,
4Daptive (Data Management), Business Planning
2013 – 2014