Today’s featured project is Crosstown Substation located in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, MO. Once a deteriorated and graffiti laden concrete mass, this substation owned by KCP&L has emerged as a backdrop for artistic photographs, public gathering, and curated art.
The bent and perforated weathering steel was provided by internationally recognized, Kansas City based Zahner. The nightly light displays are supported by over 10 thousand color changing LED lights powered by 115 solar panels.
Crosstown Substation was the recipient of the 2014 EDC Cornerstone Award for Energy, and the 2014 Kansas City Chapter AGC Building Excellence Award Finalist for Project of the year.
Lighting Cabinet Programming & Installation: Jim Woodfill
The Corner of Holmes & 18th Street
Holmes Street Elevation
Full Scale Mock Up Created By Dale Frommelt – Egg Design
We recently finished up a photo shoot of the event space and studio highlighting a few of the unique details. It’s funny how we often take for granted all the little touches here and there, especially when you’re so close to the project. In any case, the posted photos are a nice stroll down memory lane.
The Guild KC is a multi-use space designed to be a hub of creativity and a place for local artists, musicians and builders to gather, work and play. The building program includes an outdoor garden, large open interior, and office mezzanine that is home to an internationally recognized photography studio. The interior design is meant to communicate the notion of timeless craft with hints of contemporary geometries that are highlighted by down-to-earth raw materials. This design methodology thoughtfully compliments the personality of the building Owners.
Consideration was given to sustainability throughout the project – the space is equipped with elements that welcome natural light and showcase reclaimed materials in ceilings, countertops and floors. The incorporation of white Subway tile complimented by hand-made Edison bulb wall sconces attribute to a nostalgic feel throughout. The hand assembled chandelier serves as the focal piece of the event space.
500 SF oil soaked 2” x 14” joists (used for stair tread and counters)
9’-0” tall 1930’s era empire chandelier (reclaimed from Miami, FL ballroom)
5′-0″ tall half-pipe
Random Shout out
One of our esteemed colleagues toured the space during construction because his daughter wanted to book the space for her wedding. He told the Owners “you’ll NEVER finish this project in time”…he then pulled his deposit. The wedding was scheduled for October 2012 – we received our official occupancy permit in June 2012.
Thanks for the fuel! We love a good challenge…btw, the price just doubled.