Community Story

Bauhaus Brew Labs and The Shed

Community Story

Bauhaus Brew Labs and The Shed

Crown Center: Bauhaus Brew Labs
As part of phase II of the restoration of the Crown Iron Works site, Hillcrest redeveloped this formerly crumbling industrial building for a specialty brewer, Bauhaus Brew Labs. Once used during World War II in the war effort, this building had a very unique glass ceiling that allowed for light and swift replacement if hit by “enemy” artillery. However, like the remainder of Crown Center, this building suffered decades of heavy usage and poor maintenance.

Working closely with the owners of Bauhaus to support their vision, Hillcrest Development fully renovated the building to include a new modern and energy efficient glass ceiling, newly established infrastructure, new windows, sandblasted brick, and an exterior patio area. Hillcrest took particular care to create a space that is functional and attractive for a brewery.

The natural light in the building is unrivaled. Thoughtful aesthetic finishes highlight the contrast between the dark exposed ceiling joists and the vintage industrial crane. The clean concrete floor and exposed brick echo the historic nature of this once-heavy manufacturing space, while a wood bar, shelving, and tables brings significant warmth to the space.

Crown Center: The Shed
Hillcrest Development approached the project with a goal of respecting the past and designing for today. The creation of green spaces provides a beautiful pedestrian connection to Bauhaus and contributes to an appealing work environment for a variety of professional, industrial, medical, and creative businesses. The Shed is a half-acre of private space that welcomes public access. We creatively incorporated vibrant life into a previously barren environment while thoughtfully integrating historical elements like an industrial crane into this light-filled space. Hillcrest Development planted 3,345 square feet of pollinator-friendly plants. The Shed provides for an interconnected tenant community that considerately integrates multi-tenant spaces while respecting individual spaces.

The Crown Center is a model of how Hillcrest Development nimbly creates spaces that serve today’s businesses while providing positive economic and environmental impact for the broader neighborhood.

For more information contact: Scott M. Tankenoff.