Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center
Nvision provided collaborative master planning, design, and construction administration services for the new Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center, which provides meals and other programs to people in need in a comfortable and secure environment. The modern facility features commercial kitchen facilities, an indoor dining hall, an outdoor courtyard, lounge areas, showers, sleeping areas, laundry services, administrative offices, and a sun deck/garden area on the roof. Nvision’s design celebrates the program’s unique purpose. The creative application of various materials, including corrugated metal, lap siding, exposed lumber, metal, and glass, creates a diverse texture on both the interior and exterior of the building. The result is an expressive and inviting building that blends into its urban surroundings and provides a sense of community.
Owner: Downtown Soup Kitchen
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Project Area: 15,000 SF
Time Frame: 2012
Recognition: AIA Alaska Honor Award
Heart of Anchorage Award for Outstanding Design of a Community Building