Studio Gang Reinvents Wisconsin Coal-Burning Power Plant as Student Union
by The Construction Specifier – November 23, 2020
Looking to enhance the student experience and help revitalize the local riverfront, Beloit College (Beloit, Wisconsin), partnered with Studio Gang to reinvent a former coal-burning power plant as a student union centered on recreation and wellness.
Located along the Rock River, adjacent to the college’s campus and close to downtown Beloit, the 11,148-m2 (120,000-sf) Powerhouse project combines an assemblage of historical buildings that made up the Blackhawk Generating Station (constructed between 1908 to 1947) along with a new field house addition.
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