The IACC is situated in an area that at first sight seems rather neglected and underdeveloped. Upon further inspection the richness of this neighbourhood comes across. The area has remained whole in spite of, or even because of the lack of activity and development there. The recognition in 2006 from the USNT shows an understanding of the val- ue of the neighbourhood and is a catalyst for a new beginning for this area.
THE EXISTING BUILDING
The existing building is the main motif in this design. It is the heart and the source of all activities. We identified its main qualities and built around those so that the existing can get a new life retaining its humble identity but acquiring additional value - the existing warehouse gives the tone for the rest of the complex. Functions placed in the existing tie together the entire centre.
On either side of the existing building there are the complementary functions of working and living. The so-called shop floor is on the west side, forming a functional work hall. We prioritise the practicality of this space and its muted exterior serves to complement the rather intricate existing and more refined residential. Here work is the driver for all decisions made, at the same time it is a monumental space that could double for large gatherings and can work in combination with the cafe which is situated in the existing building.
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT-OVER THE RHINE
The LIVE-MAKE INDUSTRIAL ARTS CENTRE CINCINNATI, is a step in the re-animation of the Over-the-Rhine area. It is vital that the Centre represents this in its whole being. Any future developments should to be of the place - regeneration from within.