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.

ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards

06/02/2020

ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards

Central Exchange and Social Capital have both won ULI Oklahoma Impact Awards, announced by the Urban Land Institute’s Oklahoma chapter last week. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise projects that exemplify best practice in the responsible use of land and their contribution to the built environment and the public realm. Central Exchange picked up the award for Large Scale Rehabilitation and Restoration, while Social Capital was joint winner (alongside The Collective Food Hall) of the Small Scale Developments Award.

 



 

Awards in London and Oklahoma

15/11/2019

Awards in London and Oklahoma

The Ray Farringdon has won the Brick Awards Commercial Project award for 2019, given at a ceremony in London this week. The annual awards are organised by the Brick Development Association and celebrate the best examples of the use of clay brick in the built environment; the Commercial Award was also won by AHMM in 2018 for Television Centre. In Oklahoma, three AHMM projects have won AIA Oklahoma Design Awards. 1212 Hudson, a mixed-use revitalisation and extension of a historic cinema building in midtown Oklahoma City, won a Merit Award, while 8th Street Market and Oso on Paseo won Citation Awards. Find out more about these and other AIA Oklahoma winners here.

 



 

Social Capital opens

27/09/2019

Social Capital opens

A new community-focused craft beer hall in Oklahoma City opened its doors to the public this week. Social Capital reinvents a former transmission shop, creating three bars, two kitchens and a variety of social spaces, including OKC’s largest rooftop terrace overlooking the brand new Scissortail Park nearby.

 



 

Work begins at Park West

03/09/2018

Work begins at Park West

Demolition works have started on site at Park West in downtown Oklahoma City. The former transmission shop will be transformed into Social Capitol, a community focused food and beer hall with sheltered courtyards and an upper level terrace overlooking Scissortail Park. Key elements of the existing structure will be retained and restored to preserve the character of the original building, while the existing roof structure has been removed and will be replaced before interior refurbishment begins.

 




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