suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
warren WEAVER/graham GORDON/ashley RYAN: This project is a 250′ cinema complex built for the city of Henderson, KY. The amalgam of heavy field research, local and regional contextual consideration, and the desire to generate surreal social and visual atmospheres both within the cinema and within the city helped drive our design process. The overall form is defined by strategic program massing wrapped in an indexical skin system. The top of the tower holds one imax theater and two typical theaters and an observation platform, while the ground level is comprised of retail, park and performance space.
critics: Marcelo Spina and Drura Parrish
sP: What or who influenced this project?
wW/gG/aR: Charles Garnier, REX, the Apache Helicopter, Takashi Murakami, the Audi R8, Bipedal Japanese Robots,
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
wW/gG/aR: William Blake, David Sedaris, Jim Morrison, Harlem, Nazz, Morning Benders, Peep Show, The Velvet Underground, The National, Jens Lekman, The Wrens
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
wW/gG/aR: Bob Frederick, Caleb Sears, Anyone from the “Bat Cave” at UK
Marcelo Spina and Drura Parrish
University of Kentucky College of Design
The River Cities Project / Henderson
Thank you to the donors of the Henderson Project.