Social Capital

Oklahoma, USA. 2019

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2019
  • Clients: 517 S Hudson LLC

Located at the intersection of SW 5th and S Hudson Avenue, this former transmission shop occupies a prominent corner within Oklahoma City’s Core to Shore strategic framework. Its existing utilitarian structure, which has unobstructed views to Scissortail Park, is transformed into a community-focused craft beer hall. Dilapidated elements including the existing roof structure are removed while key elements are retained and refurbished in order to retain some of the historic character of a district identified for rapid change. The existing building is clearly organised with a new courtyard serving as the entrance to a multi-level complex offering maximum flexibility and activity along Hudson Avenue. The massing mediates in scale between the current structure and larger-scale developments proposed nearby, while a variety of spaces and seating types create a vibrant and engaging environment. The main bar is the interior focus while micro-kitchens create an active, family-friendly frontage easily accessible from the park. Outdoor amenities are provided by a courtyard, an exterior patio, and a roof terrace whose mirrored canopy soffit reflects the rooftop scene while capitalising on views towards the park. Generous landscaping at the ground and upper levels ties inside to outside and unites the development with the park.


Existing building

 


Remove existing roof

 


Create a single entrance to order spaces

 


Stair options

 


Back-of-house in new-build block

 


Locate bars, kitchen and patio

 


Cover roof terrace and patio seating

 


Draw park setting into site with landscaping
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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