Last month, Duke Energy moved about 400 employees into its 83,000 square-foot space at Optimist Hall, a renovated former textile mill near NoDa and Optimist Park. Katherine Peralta KPERALTA@CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM
Corporations are moving into rehabbed warehouses for similar reasons restaurants are — for the trendy atmosphere. “Developers want to do a cool project. It’s not just about making money,” Klenk said.
Source: Old factories in Charlotte are being turned into restaurants | Charlotte Observer
Rendering via Two Trees
The design will include a barrel-vaulted glass roof inserted into the brick factory building.
Source: Bracing Goes Up at the Historic Domino Sugar Refinery | Brownstoner
Experiential passageways for cars and pedestrians will connect to the different buildings on site. (Courtesy S9 Architecture)
ATCO brought on S9 to collaborate on the adaptive reuse of the complex’s 12 main buildings and connect them through experiential passageways. In between each structure, the team will lay out gathering spaces for people to eat, hang out, or put on events.
Source: Charlotte is converting an old Model T and missile factory into workspaces – Archpaper.com
Every time we work with something that already exists rather than creating something new, we’re conserving resources. Google just announced one such example, the conversion of an old coal-fired power plant to a data center that will use green technology.
via 7 Cool Examples of Adaptive Reuse | Care2 Causes.
Franz infused the former 19th century Manhattan soap factory with his signature nature-filled aesthetic, choreographing a delicate dance between old and new.
via Andrew Franz’s Verdant Retreat Rises Above The Manhattan Skyline | Inhabitat New York City.