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Yale Students' Distillery Designs on Display in Louisville

The Yale School of Architecture’s Advanced Design Studio will visit Louisville tomorrow to show off student designs for a distillery at the corner of 1st and Main streets, across from Whiskey Row.New Fruits: Urban Distillery will feature models and renderings of designs students began putting together during a visit to Louisville earlier this year.The Advanced Design Studio takes graduate architecture students to various cities around the world and challenges them to design a building with a location-specific industry in mind. For the Louisville project, students visited distilleries and warehouses in and around the city, as well as locations in Indiana and Cincinnati. The class was led by 21C designer and New York architect Deborah Berke.Students were tasked with bringing the distillery process downtown, taking into account building codes and pollution as well as other challenges inherent in an urban manufacturing setting. A growing demand for locally grown, sustainable agriculture was another important concern in the design process. The finished designs were presented as proposed structures and are not slated for real world construction at this time.The reception will start at 7pm at 21C Museum Hotel, Gallery 4. Berke will be on hand at tomorrow night’s reception along with Noah Biklen, who also led students in the design process. Models, drawings, and other project renderings will remain on display through September 24th.

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