Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life.
“Crowds come to the Roastery from all over the world,” Gale said. “To have the Roastery in a historic location – reminiscent of the original Pike Place store – really takes you emotionally to the next level.”
via EPR Retail News | Historic Seattle awarded Starbucks its Best Adaptive Reuse Award for 2015 for its outstanding achievement in bringing the building of the old Packard Showroom back to life.
The back room of the store was designed to look like the merchant’s living space, offering a much more relaxed atmosphere. Vintage schoolhouse chairs around huge tables made from wind-fallen trees offer customers a comfortable place to work and socialize. It also features a large mural created by the artist Tommy Taylor, which references the New Orleans’ shipping heritage.
via Luxurious New Starbucks in New Orleans Inspired by 1900s’ Merchant Stores | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
A highly visible example of the growing adoption of reclaimed materials is the construction of a new drive-thru Starbucks café from reclaimed shipping containers, as well as its installation of reclaimed wood products at many branches around the country. Anthony Perez, senior concept designer for the Starbucks corporation will be presenting a keynote speech at the upcoming Decon ’13, April 29 to May 1, at Seattle’s Seattle Center to address precisely this evolving collaboration between designers, builders and the material supply community.
via A Higher Calling – CDR – Construction & Demolition Recycling.