Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Size: 100,000 Square Feet
The first of the award-winning 21c Museum Hotels, 21c Louisville is a radical re-envisioning of five contiguous 19th century warehouse buildings in Louisville’s historic downtown district. Straightforward, modern insertions weave the five buildings together, highlighting elements of the original fabric and providing opportunities to display dramatic, large-scale contemporary art.
The most significant of transformations is a five-story atrium cut through the center of the site, above which a new steel truss supports an original party wall. The atrium brings natural light to interior-facing guest rooms and culminates in a grand event space on the lowest level of the building.
The hotel has been overwhelmingly popular. The attention it has received, as well as that of its restaurant Proof on Main, has contributed significantly to downtown Louisville’s revival.