The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square, Washington

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The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square, Washington

Contemporary Visitors Attraction, WA, USA – design by Graham Baba Architects

Mar 7, 2018

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

Design: Graham Baba Architects

Location: Kenmore, Washington, USA

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The 4,600-square-foot Hangar and 24,000-square-foot Town Square provide a year-round focal point and a symbolic living room for the city. Located in the heart of downtown, the complex touches upon the pri-mal notions of gathering, creating a venue for passive and active recreation while ensuring a home for nature in the rapidly growing community.

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The Hangar, conceived as a pavilion, is designed to morph depending upon weather or functional requirements. Simple and large, the space opens to the Town Square via a 24-foot-wide by 16-foot-tall bi-fold window wall. When open, the large roof overhang provides protection from rain and sun, and enables parents easy access to their kids playing in the adjacent 14,000-square-foot plaza.

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The plaza features a fountain and heated rocks to encourage people to linger in inclement weather. The inverted roof lifts up from the building to gesture toward the park and adjacent thoroughfare, with the residual gap between building and roof becoming a dramatic clerestory.

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

At night, the extensive glazing transforms the shelter into a lantern. Inside, the structure includes a partitionable, multi-use assembly space for public gatherings, music performances, dance classes, movies, and more. Wood cabinetry lockers are integrated into the space to provide storage for community groups and activities such as yoga, club meetings, etc. The facility includes a see-through, double-sided fireplace and hearth composed of concrete, mild steel and milestone.

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The polished concrete floor is hydronically heated and, paired with the operable window walls and super-sized building fan, ensures a comfortable building environment throughout the year. Simple, durable low-maintenance materials include exposed plywood SIP panels, steel structural beams and columns, clear cedar siding, aluminum storefront windows, and a standing seam metal roof. Provisions for a cafe and a small bakery were incorporated into the design.

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square – Building Information

Graham Baba Architects project team
Design Principal: Jim Graham
Senior Project Manager: Maureen O’Leary
Project Manager and Architect: Leann Crist
Architectural Staff: Ross Eckert

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

Project Team
Prime Consultant and Landscape Architect: HEWITT Landscape Architects
Civil Engineer: KPFF
Electrical: PAE Engineers
Structural Engineer: Harriott Valentine Engineering
Lighting: Luma
Acoustical Design: ARUP

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square

Photography: Andrew Pogue

The Hangar at Kenmore Town Square, Washington images / information from Graham Baba Architects

Location:Kenmore, Washington, USA 




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