The Green Building: Cultural Center Rejuvenates a Neighborhood

by , 12/22/10

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The Green Building is a 10,175 square foot mixed-use commercial building that houses a gallery, event space, offices, tenant office spaces, a conference room, and a separate tenant restaurant space. A monthly rotating gallery exhibits artwork by various regional artists, and a street-facing café called 732 Social dishes up farm-to-table eats and organic wines. Each month The Green Building hosts an open-air market featuring locally produced products, a recycling center, and an electric car charging station.

Many of the materials from the original historic building were reused in the renovation. For example, structural wood from the original building was re-milled into finished flooring and furniture. Bricks from the original building were carefully disassembled and re-used in other areas of the remodel. Additionally, many materials inside of the building are recycled — including the flooring and the blue jean insulation, which was made by a local Kentucky company.

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1 Comment

  1. mimar dogan December 23, 2010 at 9:52 am

    very nice. I am to faint

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