Project: Regeneration Park, Portsmouth, NH
Industries: Commercial / Education
Regeneration Park is a project that has been able to successfully re-use an existing building and transform it into a state-of-the art, near net-zero office, retail and restaurant building. Previously used as an automobile dealership with a great deal of asphalt pavement adjacent to wetlands, the revitalized site and finished building has resulted in a vastly improved space that is sensitive to the environment and appropriate for the new tenants and owners. By reducing the asphalt paving and creating modified rain garden elements, the site can now filter run-off water on site efficiently before it reaches the adjacent wetlands.
On the interior, many of the chosen building materials were centered on their ability to be part of a sustainable story. Reused metal siding for walls, reused glass windows for increased daylight and recycled flooring and wood all helped to create a sustainable building that went beyond a typical “green” building. The commitment by the owners to reuse a difficult building rather than tear it down and start fresh has resulted in spaces that are elegant, unique and thought-provoking.