OZ Architecture shines in a recent CNN article which highlights Punch Bowl Social Stapleton’s November grand opening in the old airport’s converted air traffic control tower. The article highlights the transformation from neglected airport tower to stunning “eat-ertainment” venue, with recognition for OZ Architecture’s extensive renovations to the historic structure.
OZ Architecture managing principal Rebecca Stone is quoted throughout the piece “Designing and reusing a former airport tower is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enhance an iconic municipal structure while revitalizing that which was once abandoned,” she says. She goes on to say that OZ needed to be both “extremely creative” and “extremely technical” to renovate a project like the former Stapleton airport tower, where the building’s unusual height and design needed to be honored and preserved.
Working closely with the Punch Bowl Social team, OZ developed a creative plan to repurpose the original exterior materials on the interior walls, while designing fresh interior elements that reflected the “golden age of flight” in the 1920s and ‘30s, such as vintage suitcases and classic aviation cocktails.
While Punch Bowl Social Stapleton diners will feel a palpable sense of stepping back in time, the project also showcases OZ Architecture’s contemporary creativity and innovation when it comes to adaptive reuse projects. What’s more, Becky says that projects like this will keep Denver on the map “as one of the country’s leaders for creative and successful adaptive reuse projects.”
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