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Competition Louisville Children’s Museum

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Ideas competition for students and professionals

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Submission: February 10, 2013
Registration: February 10, 2013
Language: English
Location: Louisville, USA
Prizes: 1st Prize $ 6.000     2nd Prize $ 3.000    3rd Prize $ 1.000
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students

International ideas competition “Designing a Louisville Children’s Museum, Revitalizing a Downtown Edge” sponsored by the local chapters of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Lousiville is one of the few cities of its size without a museum dedicated specifically to children between the ages of 2-13, and this museum is to be considered as a model to fill that vacuum.

The choice of this site for the competition is intended to address the following issues:
  • • Located next to the city’s main public library, the museum could draw on the large numbers of children accompanied by their parents visiting the library.
  • • Until now, most of the development and investment in the city has been concentrated in the downtown area bordering the Ohio River. More recently, the City of Louisville has begun to tar- get the area at the edge of the downtown core for revitalization, starting with Broadway, and extending south to Old Louisville.
The competition, open to both professionals and students, will seek innovative ideas, both in the programmatic organization of the museum itself, as well as in the building’s architectural ex- pression. In addition, circulation throughout the entire site and the museum’s relationship to its neighbor, i.e., the main library and the other designated buildings in the program, is essential.