UPCycle Offices / Gensler
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Positioned at the heart of vibrant East Austin, Gensler Austinhas converted an old single-story warehouse into creative office. Built in 1972, the 65,000 square foot warehouse’s unique appearance was preserved while transforming the structure into a modern space optimized for collaboration. As the former location of the Balcones Recycling Center, it was decided early on that recycling the existing structure was crucial to the success of the project. The team, however, wanted to go beyond just recycling in order to preserve but improve the often sought after character of the East Austin neighborhood in which the building resides. The word upcycle embodies the design approach for this project.