This project, for developer Blackswan, involves the conversion of The Cincinnati Corporation’s 1950’s administration building in Birmingham into a bespoke hotel together with the redevelopment of the former industrial site into a new residential village drawing inspiration from the iconic semi-detached of suburban Britain in it’s traditional bay fronted form. Our proposals for the 1950’s building use the existing central spaces to form three new levels of gastronomy crowned by a fine dining room in the old board room with views over the city beyond. References to the building’s past use as an office from a bygone era provide inspiration for the hotels interiors whilst a stretched canopy references the building’s americana and marks a new use on the roadside.
The Administration Building in the 1950’s
The stretched canopy over the existing bridge which spans the canal is a reference to the americiana of hotel entrance canopies
View of the main facade along the canal
View of residential village of Upside Down houses behind Cincinnati Administration Building