Join us for our February Tap into Preservation event at Incendiary Brewing Company! The owners of Incendiary understood the vision for, and saw the potential in, the amazing Bailey Power Plant rehab, a project that has been staggering in its scope. Below are details of the rehab design, taken from https://www.workdesign.com/.../the-bailey-power-plant.../. (Ticket includes both the “behind the scenes” tour and a beer sample. Ticket link will be posted soon.)
Initially constructed in 1947 as a coal-fired power plant for the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Bailey Power Plant has been reincarnated as a mixed-use workplace and entertainment hub in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Downtown Winston-Salem. The core and shell design honor the building’s historical industrial past by retaining original elements such as distressed concrete structures and blue stenciled camels; while simultaneously looking to the future with a contemporary glass and metal façade, and a north-facing rooftop addition.
Because the building was initially designed as a working power plant - centered around machines, the design team worked to create elements that both embrace the building’s texture and history and address the human scale. Exterior masonry and old windows & hardware were restored on-site. Due to the amount of steel projecting from the building which historically supported equipment, the design team opted to highlight these elements through paint rather than attempt to hide them. (Much more info at the above link.) Lauren Frye, Project Architect from local firm Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects, PA, oversaw the design and construction of the project.