Hudroe Central Utility Plant
This undisclosed mixed-use project re-imagines the traditional approach to Central Utility Plant (CUP) design by maximizing its potential as an architectural gateway that pulls visitors into the central business district off of main city access points. At six stories, this project will stimulate the downtown core by integrating a visitor center and curated city-wide art exhibition while simultaneously servicing two of the newest developments in recent history. It highlights that architecture and art are truly blended disciplines.
Conceptualized as an interactive art installation that will engage passersby, this new project features a façade that explores public experience with a structure that communicates system performance metrics through kinetic and audio design. This building’s skin not only accommodates equipment locations, airflow intake, exhaust, vibration reduction, and noise cancellation, but also transforms and harmonizes equipment noise, and illuminates to display various building performance metrics.