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Brian Richter, Lexington, Kentucky, US, high-rise, skyscraper, downtown Lexington, transparency, urban condition, infrastructure, tower

Live. Learn. Work. is a design by Brian Richter, created as a response to the recent expansion of Lexington, Kentucky. As the city is becoming a new regional urban model of a mid-size city center and being surrounded with many important public and private institutions and businesses with incredible cultural, social and economic potential, Lexington surely has the necessary intellectual capacity to attract new businesses that could take advantage of both the existing and proposed urban, social and cultural infrastructure.

This particular design aims create a network with Lexington’s proposed projects, such as the Scape Town Branch Park System, Space Group’s Rupp Arena expansion, Centerpointe, Downtown Theater District and the Sasaki Master plan for the University of Kentucky, in order to form a stronger link between the urban center of downtown and the University of Kentucky. Due to combination of many diverse and complex urban conditions and Lexington’s historic districts there is true and dynamic opportunity to successfully combine existing business and research initiatives with Kentucky University while enhancing the public infrastructure of the city.

Richter’s design strategy incorporates layering techniques combined with transparency and paired with programmatic surroundings, in order to promote research innovation and public involvement in downtown of Lexington. The concept of doubling distorts the boundary between public, semi-private and private programs while creating a dynamic extension of the proposed Town Branch Park System. The form of these new icons is fluid and smoothly rises, therefore avoiding any eventual disruption of the existing urban tissue of this city center.

Brian Richter, Lexington, Kentucky, US, high-rise, skyscraper, downtown Lexington, transparency, urban condition, infrastructure, tower

Brian Richter, Lexington, Kentucky, US, high-rise, skyscraper, downtown Lexington, transparency, urban condition, infrastructure, tower

Brian Richter, Lexington, Kentucky, US, high-rise, skyscraper, downtown Lexington, transparency, urban condition, infrastructure, tower

Brian Richter, Lexington, Kentucky, US, high-rise, skyscraper, downtown Lexington, transparency, urban condition, infrastructure, tower

Brian Richter, Lexington, Kentucky, US, high-rise, skyscraper, downtown Lexington, transparency, urban condition, infrastructure, tower

 

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