team: paul PREISSNER (quavirarch), anton BAKERJIAN, ian MAHONE, rebekah SCHABERG, warren, WEAVER
paul PREISSNER: organized by the university of kentucky college of design, a two day charrette produced this alternate proposal for the centerpointe development project in downtown lexington, kentucky. It decidedly creates a new form of public engagement and civic interactivity through the imposition of a massive volume of program which reframe the views to its context (instead of focusing attention inwards, the project assists with the outward observation of lexington).
this situation creates a new constellation of downtown vibrancy which would otherwise not be possible due to the projects elevation off the plaza level to offer a nearly open ground plan, with a network of public and private program weaving in and out of the atmosphere. The project provides a new way to behave in plan, which delivers a heretofore un-experienced public space for a metropolitan culture.