Open to the public for less than a week, the Moss Gibbs Woodland Garden is already winning awards!
Come out to The Parklands of Floyds Fork to see what all the hype is about!
American Society of Landscape Architects – Kentucky
Merit Award for Constructed Work
The project’s significance is that it implemented a method of “editing”, “hyper native planting”, “hyper contextuality” and a rigorous sensitivity to constructing with a light footprint. The project is unique in that it requires a design sensitivity to existing context, and delicate construction approach in order to minimize destruction to this special place. It combines woodland restoration and “conservation” method with a “gardenesque” approach.
Design Team: Bravura Architects, Patrick Henry, Tom Smarr, and Rick Darke
“With its beautiful detailing and expert integration of branding elements, the Old Forester Distillery renovation represents a triumphant return to the company’s original home. A carefully designed procession of spaces leads visitors through a variety of production and storage areas to the rooftop event terrace. The jury appreciated the well-balanced attitude toward new architectural insertions within the historic building context.”
Congratulations to the Old Forester Distillery team!
Architect of Record: Bravura
Concept Designer: Imagination
Owner: Brown-Forman Corporation
Civil Engineer: Ehi Consultants
Structural Engineer: Slesser Engineering
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc.
Lighting Design: Focus Lighting
General Contractor: Messer Construction Co.
Music wasn’t the only thing that got Rolling Stone’s attention during Forecastle Festival- Bravura Architecture’s Old Forester Distillery also made the top 15 list!
Best Bourbon Experience: Old Forester
The presence (and scent) of bourbon looms large over Forecastle, with the centerpiece the annual Bourbon Lodge. A massive tent located on the festival grounds, the refuge is stocked with enough booze to turn the already muddy Ohio River an even deeper brown. Iconic Kentucky brands Wild Turkey, Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark all represent, but this year it was the 148-year-old Old Forester that had the most buzz, thanks in part to the June opening of a new distillery on Louisville’s Whiskey Row. It’s a bourbon fan’s dream, and even features its own on-site team of coopers building, charring and rolling out the barrels. J.H.
The Courier-Journal describes the atmosphere at Bravura’s Birracibo as “a giant bite of contemporary coolness imparted by sleek textures, natural wood and that’s really neat lighting. On a scale of one to five, five being distinct and detailed without stretching for effect, the interior is a five.”
Inspired by Frederick Law Olmsted, Bravura’s The Parklands of Floyds Fork is quickly becoming the “favorite new park in the country” and inspiring park design from coast to coast!
- By Eric Huelsman
Bravura was excited to participate in the Louisville Waterfront Pavilion Competition this spring. The competition invited a broad range of architects and engineers to design temporary pavilions that will shelter various festival activities for the upcoming Centennial Festival of Riverboats celebration in honor of the Belle of Louisville’s 100th anniversary taking place on the Louisville Waterfront from October 14- 19, 2014.
All the competition design entries will be on view at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft from April 19th through June 29th. Be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite pavilion.