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the sweetness children's museum by SPORTS collaborative
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apr 01, 2014
the sweetness children's museum by SPORTS collaborative


the sweetness children’s museum by SPORTS collaborative
all images courtesy of SPORTS collaborative

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPORTS collaborative has designed a proposal for the louisville children’s museum competition, in kentucky, with a colorful twisted volume. a building dedicated to the interests of children, the focus of ‘the sweetness’ is to create a novel architectural expression of fun, delight and amusement by exploring something kids find irresistible – candy. unlike other children’s museums that simply utilize literal interpretations of objects children find interesting (dinosaurs, airplanes, etc) in the architecture, the project leverages the qualities and characteristics latent in candy as a precedent for architectural expressions of atmosphere, program and form. by considering such qualities as gumminess, softness, color, translucency, and texture, the structure provides a stimulating experience for children, parents, and even the larger urban community.


exterior view of ‘the sweetness’ from the urban plaza

 

 


interior rendering of the ‘learn’ level

 


rendering of the ‘play’ level

 

 

 


floor plan (level 1)

 


floor plan (level 2)

 


floor plan (level 3)

 


floor plan (level 4)

 


section drawing

 

 

concept diagrams

 

 

 

project info:

 

project title: the sweetness
architect: sports
program: louisville children’s museum competition entry
location: louisville, kentucky
competition date: 2014

 

 

 

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