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UPCycle

Austin, Texas

Positioned in the heart of Austin’s East Side, an old warehouse was reborn as a vibrant neighborhood hub with a conversion into creative offices with associated amenities. Gensler transformed the existing cavernous warehouse into bright, colorful office space with a sky-lit common corridor, mezzanine space, a series of patios, employee kitchen, and colorful graffiti murals created by local artists. In a nod to the building’s past as a shipping facility, a decommissioned train car serves as an outdoor break room. 95% of the existing building was reused, including the building skin, which was turned inside-out to reveal the original metal finish, and industrial exhaust fans that were used as decorative details.