Afro-American Cultural Center
Posted on 9 Apr 2008 by Kelli Franklin
The Freelon Group of Research Triangle Park, NC was recently awarded the 2007 AIA Triangle Award for Unbuilt Projects. In association with Neighboring Concepts, they will be designing Charlotte’s new Afro-American Cultural Center, its mission being to promote and preserve African American culture, history, and art.
The museum takes design inspiration from the Meyers school, which was located in Charlotte’s Brooklyn district, the once-thriving center of the Black community that was razed in the 1960’s. It will consist of an outdoor amphitheatre, an indoor theatre, and two galleries. The facade of the building is composed of aluminum panels arranged to represent patchwork quilts. It will be located on Stonewall Street, between South Tryon and College Streets. The construction is to be completed by 2009.
Images by studioamnd, courtesy The Freelon Group