In the Spring of 2008, University of Idaho senior architecture students under the direction of visiting professor Xiao Hu undertook a project to design a dynamic art park to fill the space in Palouse that will soon be opened up by the removal of the aging trailer park along the south side of the Palouse River.
The class was given several parameters for the project, including:
- Indoor gallery space for displaying art
- Outdoor sculpture installation space
- Living amenities for three to four live in artists
- Studio space for the artists
- Community gathering spaces
- A connection to Hayton Green ParkThe actual square footage of each element was
left up to the judgment of the individual students.
The project results are presented in the pdf document below. The presentation contains some fascinating views of what is possible, and we thank professor Hu and his students for their work and their boundless inspiration.
“This document is given in personal dedication from the Department of Architecture & Interior Design at the University of Idaho to the Community of Palouse. Our hope is that the designs presented will provide a positive vision for the future architectural and cultural development of the City of Palouse.” — Xiao Hu
Palouse Art Park Project Presentation