Aronoff Center for Design and Art, University of Cincinnati, Ohio


Related people
Jonathan Mac Gillis (photographer)
George Hargreaves (landscape architect)
Hargreaves Associates (landscape architect)
Lorenz and Williams, Inc. (architect)
Peter D. Eisenman (architect)
Date
1988-1996
Description
Located at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio at the corner of Clifton Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive. "Aronoff Center for Design and Art consists of both an addition to and renovation of UC's existing College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) facility. Eisenman's solution to the complex and demanding program admirably suits its functions: to house the College's diverse activities efficiently and to stimulate both new questions and new answers concerning the role of the arts in the fragmented world of the late 20th century. In the process, it embodies the excitement and all-absorbing creative lifestyle of both faculty and students. Working with local firm Lorenz & Williams - such partnership is a condition of the Signature Architect program - Eisenman produced an entity that integrates the existing red-brick dogleg Modernist blocks, constructed from the 1950s through the 1980s, with the armadillo-like new wing. Inward-turning, the long, low building sheathed in faceted sherbet-colored panels barely emerges from its landscaped setting at one of the major entrances to the campus." -- http://www.daap.uc.edu/library/archcinci/14daap.html Hargreaves Associates, the master planners for the University of Cincinnati, designed the landscape around the Aronoff Center. They introduced the twisting berms and dynamic peaks and valleys to create a natural setting for temporary student art installations and gathering spaces.
Style/Period
1980s (1980 - 1989)
1990s (1990 - 1999)
Deconstructivist