Studio Gang Architects transforms a decommissioned coal power plant into a green school
What better way is there to make a perfectly green statement than to turn a pollution-spewing coal power plant into a green arts college? Studio Gang Architects thinks alike and has revealed plans to transform a decommissioned coal-burning power plant in Wisconsin into an environment-friendly school. Commissioned by the Beloit College, the site will have its original structure retained. Studio founder Jeanne Gang said, “Our hope is that by reclaiming the Beloit waterfront for people, our project will inspire other communities around the globe to see human well-being as vitally interconnected with a healthy and clean environment.”
The school will include lecture halls, conference spaces, theatre and visual art studios, and a café. Along with this, Studio Gang Architects has planned an eight-lane swimming pool, a fitness centre, and a 1,500-square-metre gym. Work on the site has begun and will be completed by 2018.
[Via – Inhabitat]