CO Adaptive Architecture has designed the Timber Adaptive Reuse Theatre in New York City, USA.
This project is the transformation of a former metal foundry into a new, light-filled developmental space for theatre artists.
Located in Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal district, the building had three previous lives: first, as the Royal Metal Furniture Company foundry; second, as a warehouse and storage facility; and – just prior to this renovation – as highly compartmentalised art studios and office space.
This adaptive reuse project updates and opens the original 1900 timber-and-brick building, and repurposes removed elements as the basis for new architectural features.
Wood is the project's dominant material: old longleaf pine timber is reconstituted, while new insertions are made from cross-laminated timber – the first use of the material on a fully commercial building in New York City.
Designer: CO Adaptive Architecture
Project: Timber Adaptive Reuse Theater