Precedents

There are many sites that are inspiring the design and work of the Chain Works District Team. Keep returning to this site as we add more projects over time.

 

distilleryThe Distillery District – Toronto
www.thedistillerydistrict.com

Restoration of 47 buildings known as the Gooderham & Worts Distillery into an internationally acclaimed village of one-of-a-kind stores, shops, galleries, studios, restaurants, cafes, theatres and more.

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Meatpacking District and the High Line – New York
www.thehighline.org  www.meatpacking-district.com

Conversion of former meat facilities into restaurants, bars and boutiques plus a restoration of a rail line into public space.

 

 

massmoca2MASS MoCA – Museum of Contemporary Art
www.massmoca.org

MASS MoCA is housed on a restored 19th century factory campus. 25 buildings on 13 acres. About half the covered square footage has been restored.

 

The Navy Yard – Philadelphia navyyard
www.navyyard.org

1,200 acre business campus with more than
143 companies occupying more than 6.5 million square feet of office, industrial/
manufacturing, and research and development space.

 

 

Precedents_Page_005Urban Outfitters Headquarters – Philadelphia Navy Yard
Read about the project

D.I.R.T Studio on the Chain Works Team helped to restore Urban Outfitters headquarters after they purchased 4 buildings and leased a 5th in an abandoned ship yard.

 

 

gaslampGaslamp Quarter – San Diego
www.gaslamp.org 

The Gaslamp Quarter has been restored into a premier shopping, dining and entertainment district. With over 200 restaurants, bars, nightclubs and lounges, and boutiques, galleries and shops to peruse.

 

Gas Works Park – Seattlegasworks-park
Gas Works Park

Gas Works Park is a 20 acre point on Lake Union that was restored from a coal and oil plant to a park with shelters, grills, children’s areas and open space.

 

 

Evergreen Brick Works – Torontobrickworks
Evergreen Brick Works

Evergreen calls the Brick Works a community environmental center that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably.

 

 

domino sugar 2Domino Sugar Factory – Brooklyn
Sugar Factory Art Installation

The 90,000 sq ft Domino Sugar Factory has been utilized for art installations.

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