Shigeru Ban Architects have been selected to a new 420-acre campus for the owners of Kentucky Owl Bourbon just south of Louisville, Kentucky. The new project will convert the former Cedar Creek Quarry into a distillery, bottling center, and rickhouses. Working with landscape architects Design Workshop from Denver and Earthscape from Tokyo, the $150 million project will be built with three timber pyramids housing the distillery at the center of the development. The new plans come after Stoli Group purchased the Kentucky Owl brand in 2017. Featuring diamond-shaped wood and glass panels, the three pyramid structures are show in new interior and exterior renders. Each structure will be integrated with visual elements around the narrative of the bourbon-making process. A vintage dinner train will be equipped to make a stop onsite, while the old quarry pits will be filled with water to create a series of large ponds for for fishing and swimming.
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