Beloit College power plant conversion by Studio Gang Architects

Beloit College power plant conversion

Beloit College power plant conversionBeloit College has selected 2013 National Design Award winner Studio Gang Architects, to lead its efforts to convert a century-old power plant into an activity and recreation center, and now the designs are revealed
Beloit College power plant conversionThe “Powerhouse”, closed since 2005, is a barrier between the College campus and the Rock River and the the goal of project is the revitalization of the structure that will re-connect the campus with the riverside of Beloit.
Beloit College power plant conversionStudio Gang said programs will include a coffee shop, lounges and student club rooms, a conference center, and a lecture hall / theater. The building will also house an 8-lane competition pool with space for 250 spectators, a 10,000-square foot fitness center, a 17,000-square foot gym.
Beloit College power plant conversionRenovation of the riverside powerhouse is expected to be complete in 2018. “We’re excited to work with Beloit College to transform an outmoded source of electricity into a wellspring of human energy,” Jeanne Gang said in a press release.
Beloit College power plant conversionLocation: Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511, USA
Architects: Studio Gang Architects
Leed Consultant: Angus Young Associates
E, P&Fp Engineering: Angus Young Associates
Structural Engineering: Matrix Engineering Corporation
Mechanical and Environmental Engineering: dbHMS
Civil Engineering: R.H. Batterman & Co.
Athletic Facility Consultant: Moody Nolan
Landscape Architect and Ecological Design: Applied Ecological Services
Vertical Transportation: Jenkins & Huntington, Inc.
Area: 130,000 sqm
Year: 2018
Owner: Beloit College
Photographs: Studio Gang Architects

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