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City Hall on Thursday rejected the designs of the Kimball Art Center's expansion proposal, determining they do not meet the municipal government's strict Old Town guidelines.
It was a significant setback as the not-for-profit organization attempts to press ahead with an ambitious redo of the high-profile intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue. [...]
The Kimball Art Center selected a renowned Danish architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group, to draft the designs. — parkrecord.com
He plans to build an 80-foot-tall tower by stacking former railway planks at a slight spiral so that the entire structure will appear to change directions midway up, like a game of Jenga gone askew. Inside, a restaurant will sit on the building's lobby floor while a cantilevered, wooden staircase will lead visitors to the various white-cube gallery floors above. — wsj.com
The Kimball Art Center is one step closer to its expansion and restoration project. A seven-person jury has selected the Top 5 architectural firms to compete for the job. — parkrecord.com
The five firms, which were chosen from a list of 18, are: BIG/Bjarke Ingles Group, New York and Copenhagen, Denmark Brooks and Scarpa Architects, Los Angeles Sparano and Mooney Architects, Salt Lake City Will Bruder and Partners Ltd., Phoenix Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, New York
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