Adjaye Associates is converting the Washington Powerhouse building into luxury residences
Architectural studio Adjaye Associates has begun a project to transform a former 40s Washington Power Station building into residential residences.
About this reports the Dezeen.
Adjaye Associates will retain many aspects of the original Art Nouveau building, a six-story structure designed by American architect William Foster Dewey to house thermal power plant equipment.
"I believe that architecture offers opportunities for transformation, and this project was a great example of how I was able to honor the history of the Western Thermal Plant by redesigning it from the inside out," said Adjaye Associates founder David Adjaye.
According to the renderings, the project will preserve the monumental rectangular arch at the end of the structure, restoring it and adding textural details to the light brick facade. According to the studio, the sides of the building will be equipped with new metal facades that will correspond to the systems of the XXI century.
Inside the building, the studio will equip a new lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows. A monumental stone fireplace will become an element of the event. There will also be private areas such as a reading room and 70 luxury condominiums.
Adjaye Associates will install a swimming pool with an elongated vaulted ceiling for the residents.
Around the building will be a public park designed by the Philadelphia studio Olin Studio. It will be connected to the adjacent Georgetown Waterfront Park and Rock Creek Park, which will encompass the hotel's parking areas.
The project should be completed at the end of 2024.