Renderings for New ABC No Rio Facility on Rivington

Posted on: June 26th, 2012 at 6:09 am by
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When word first leaked in late-2009 that the ninety-five-year-old tenement housing ABC No Rio was to be razed for a new facility, mild nerves took hold. Would the new structure retain the same sweat-soaked grit and grime of the current tenement? Or would it be trashed just the same?

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For awhile there, updates regarding the upgrade at 156 Rivington had reached a lull. Until a conference this past weekend on “passive houses” (airtight and energy efficient). Currently amidst the construction bid phase of development, architect Paul Castrucci delivered revised renderings and explanations of what to expect. Curbed has the goods on that event and the subsequent design, which, in so many words, indicates punk rock is going green.

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The 9,000 square-foot LEED-certified building will house exhibition and performance spaces, in addition to green roof and second floor terrace.

[Photos via Paul Castrucci]

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