Memphis looks to its river for a new cultural space and aquarium

In collab­oration with Peter Chermayeff and BWS&C, we developed the Mud Is­land River Park + Cultural Center Vision Plan for the City of Memphis. We studied the feasibility of bringing the public closer to the wa­ter downtown through two new significant buildings and upgrades to Mud Island and the surrounding areas. The scheme calls for cultural facilities linked by a pedestrian bridge connecting Mud Island and the city’s riverfront at Monroe. 

"The centerpiece of the project is the Aquarium Museum, a complex on Mud Is­land that will show off aquatic species and focus on the city’s long history with the river as well as contemporary water studies. On the other side of the river, the complex will likely include a reimagined Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. The Brooks is currently lo­cated outside of the downtown area." AN

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