Results have recently been unveiled in the international design ideas competition LIVE·MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in partnership with the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation had launched this competition as a call for architectural proposals of a membership-based facility that will feature private residences, maker-in-residence studios, light industrial studios, and a community workshop that will help shape a new economic opportunity for the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. The proposed facility will offer access to a variety of industrial machines and tools for use by artists, designers, engineers or any other constituent to aid in the production of goods and crafts.
The site includes a building and undeveloped land and is located in a neighborhood of Cincinnati recently designated as an Urban Mix zoning area in order to encourage a return of manufacturing and living. The center is envisoned to be a place for members to take advantage of evolving tools and modes of production from the past and present. Proposals had to realize the history of innovation and civic engagement of the surrounding community as inspiration for the next generation to develop innovative ways of making that can impact the neighborhood’s future.
The jury included Aaron Betsky, Director Cincinnati Art Museum; Steve Hampton, Executive Director Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp.; Drura Parrish, Chief Executive Officer Parrish Holdings Inc.; Roxanne Qualls, Vice Mayor / City Council Member City of Cincinnati; and Jeff Raser, Vice President Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp.
These are the winning proposals:
Grand Prize: mixed use confrontation
Oliver Terrisse (Paris, Île-de-France, France)
First Runner Up: IAC
WAP Architects (Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
Second Runner Up: OVER-THE-IACC... A PARK!
Rafael Iniesta Nowell (Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain)
See also the three Honorable Mentions in the image gallery below. All images courtesy of LIVE·MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati.