suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
jordan HINES, ian MCHONE, kyle TIERNEY: The new HMPL 1 Hotel and Convention Center will provide a mutually beneficial public-private development for the city of Henderson,Ky through an economically viable, culturally and environmentally sensitive reuse of a former industrial complex. This proposal not only provides a new regional attractor in Henderson, but also presents Henderson as a forwardly thinking, optimistic civic example for the region–particularly in terms of the adjustment of old industry to new uses, as this will be an increasingly pertinent issue globally in the years to come.
critics: Marcelo Spina and Drura Parrish
This proposal will allow future businesses and investors to see Henderson as a healthy and innovative market, while also providing a place of formal exchange between Henderson and the world, i.e. establishing Henderson as a voice in the larger discussion. Further, this proposal will be an expression of Henderson as a distinct cultural identity broadcast along the media stream of the Ohio river.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
Ferrari, Coal Miners, the bat cave,
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
Local Natives, The Morning Benders, Dwight Yoakam,
sP: Peep Show, National Geographic, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
whose work is currently on your radar?
project done at University of Kentucky College of Design