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Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Brooks Museum of Art

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has selected Herzog & de Meuron as design consultant for its new $105 million facility overlooking the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. As the oldest and largest art museum in Tennessee, the Brooks is a cultural anchor for the tri-state area. Memphis-based archimania will serve as architect of record. The new Brooks aims to become the crowning jewel of the larger Memphis riverfront redevelopment project.

Studio Gang and SCAPE Reveal Plans for Tom Lee Park on the Memphis Waterfront

Studio Gang and SCAPE has unveiled further details of their plans to transform the Memphis waterfront with the new Tom Lee Park. One of five zones included in Studio Gang's six-mile masterplan for the riverfront, the park has been developed with input from over 4,000 people, including community groups, stakeholders, and local students from North and South Memphis.

The proposal for Tom Lee Park draws inspiration from the Mississippi River, “reimagined as a vibrant and dynamic civic space that fosters positive encounters and civic pride, restores natural ecology and conditions, and better connects the city to the river.” New architecture floating above the landscape is inspired by historic structures that once dotted the riverfront, such as terminal buildings, grain elevators, and barges.

A terraced, universally-accessible pathway flows down the bluff to connect downtown Memphis to the new Tom Lee Park from Beale Street. Wide steps provide a comfortable place to sit and take in the views of the revitalized park and the river beyond. Image © Studio GangNear the river’s edge, a central canopy floats above a set of Activity Courts, framing the river beyond and protecting the courts below that can be used for basketball and other sports, as well as events like concerts or weddings. Concessions, lockers, storage, and bathrooms are located nearby. Image © Studio GangNatural play areas, dynamic topography, rocky boulder outcroppings, and winding paths make the Tailout zone of Tom Lee Park a playtime paradise. An outdoor classroom, experimental garden, and other hands-on opportunities give kids a chance to connect with and learn about the unique ecology of the Mississippi River. Image © Studio GangA welcoming entry plaza greets visitors and orients them to a range of riverfront and park activities, from boat cruises to basketball. In the heart of the plaza, water features and bright swaths of native plants evoke the movement of the river and provide photo-worthy moments for all ages. Large open areas within the plaza can accommodate public gatherings, art installations, and festival tents. Image © Studio Gang+ 6

85 Union / Looney Ricks Kiss

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  • Architects: Looney Ricks Kiss
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  17000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

Poplar Foundation + Pyramid Peak Foundation / archimania

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Heart of the Park Buildings at Shelby Farms Park / Marlon Blackwell Architect + James Corner Field Operations

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Old Dominick Distillery / Looney Ricks Kiss

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UTHSC Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation / brg3s Architects

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  • Architects: brg3s Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60719 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Orion Federal Credit / archimania

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Memphis, United States
  • Architects: archimania
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4237
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Sioux City Brick, Nettleton Concrete, Inc, Ralph Jones Sheet Metal

Renasant Bank - Shell + Interiors / brg3s Architects

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Memphis, United States
  • Architects: brg3s Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7500 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Crosstown Concourse / Looney Ricks Kiss + DIALOG

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Ballet Memphis / archimania

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  • Architects: archimania
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  44270 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: PPG IdeaScapes, Pac-Clad, Natural copper metal panels

The Chisca on Main / Bounds and Gillespie Architects + Looney Ricks Kiss

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Memphis Teacher Residency / archimania

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Mama Gaia Restaurant / archimania

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  • Architects: archimania
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2040
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Armstrong Ceilings, Marlite, Wilsonart, Baselite

Studio Gang Unveils Community-Led Revitalization Masterplan for Memphis' Mississippi River

Studio Gang has unveiled plans for the revitalization of the Mississippi River waterfront in Memphis, Tennessee. Spanning a 6-mile stretch along a historic section of the river, the masterplan was developed in response to more than 4,500 survey responses and several public events, ensuring that the concept offers transformative ideas that relate to the entire Memphis community.

"The concept offers a series of actionable ideas meant to help the Riverfront achieve its potential as a shared, connected civic space for all Memphians to enjoy,” said Gia Biagi, principal of urbanism and civic impact at Studio Gang.

Courtesy of Studio GangA variety of new plantings and structures that amplify Mud Island’s river ecology can help transform the peninsula into an active place offering a diverse array of opportunities for learning, teaching, research, gathering, and simply enjoying the outdoors. Image Courtesy of Studio GangElevating visitors above the river in Greenbelt Park, a thick arch of native trees directs views across the Mississippi and provides great habitat for birds and other animals. Below the walkway, visitors can explore a native wetland on foot or by kayak, depending on the rise and fall of the river. Image Courtesy of Studio GangMasterplan Overview. Image Courtesy of Studio Gang+ 5

Tech901 / archimania

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Woodard Residence / archimania

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  • Architects: archimania
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3750 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: American Standard, Fergusion Supply, Nettleton Concrete, Slatter Lumber, Tennison Brothers Inc, +1

Methodist South Emergency Department Addition / brg3s architects

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