A children’s museum for Louisville?

This is a last-minute competition entry for the design of an imaginary children’s museum for downtown Louisville, Kentucky - there is no actual museum being planned or funded.  There was no program or other direction provided.  The local jurisdiction was clearly looking for ideas.  I made up a program based on my past involvements with the children’s museums in Boston and Portland.

The panels to the right present the full logic for this design; but, the single most important aspect is creating a circulation system that did not require using elevators to get to the respective floors and did not presume the use of conventional 1:12 ramps.  Here is an excerpt from Panel 1:

Click on either image to see full-size panels

...you did amazingly well, considering the time restraints.  A shame that you didn't have more time.

Competition Manager