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A historic building re-envisioned as a catalyst for urban redevelopment
To help with a neighborhood rebrand and identity curation, MKThink collected data collection on the health of the existing environment in order to establish a baseline to measure future building performance. MKThink collaborated with ecologists to develop and build analogues of natural environmental niches, enabling the building to serve as an experiential teaching tool. We developed a “Living Lab” that combines collaborative work and research spaces. MKThink also designed a small grocery store and rooftop dining to engage the community, scientists, engineers, children, and tourists in a dialogue on health and the environment.
SIZE/SCALE: 100,000 SF
MARKET: Historic Building
CHALLENGE: To develop a catalyst for healthy and thriving urban revitalization in downtown Louisville beginning with the renovation of a historically significant building.
SERVICES: Schematic Design, Concept Development, Architectural Design, Environmental Analysis, 4Daptive (Data Management), and Business Planning.
RESULT: A “Living Lab” that combines collaborative work and research spaces, coupled with a small grocery and rooftop dining to engage the community, scientists, engineers, children, and tourists in a dialogue on health and the environment.
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