November 17, 2016
Milwaukee Bucks Entertainment Block Renderings Released
The Milwaukee Bucks released renderings of the Entertainment Block designed by OJB, Rinka|Chung and Gensler. The Entertainment Block will be constructed adjacent to the new downtown arena and will feature an active space designed for year-round community use featuring a mixture of dining, entertainment, and retail activations.
The design for the entertainment block aims to create a new urban destination in Milwaukee that will drive activity downtown while celebrating the city’s unique local and regional experiences. At the center of the project is a large public plaza, which will serve as a “living room” for the city and be activated year-round by a wide-ranging scope of events that could include farmer’s markets, outdoor concerts, festivals and even a seasonal skating rink. The space also includes a promenade along the arena featuring public art, gardens, a signature water feature and event lawns.
“This new space will be a transformational addition to the community and a year-round hub for activity in downtown Milwaukee,” Bucks President Peter Feigin said. “Our ownership had a bold vision for a flexible space that will connect the neighborhood, spur additional development and empower additional local businesses to partner with us in revitalizing this portion of the city. Our fantastic design partners on this project have brought that vision to life and we’re beyond excited to see this project taking shape.”
Read the full News Article in the Milwaukee Business Journal.