The Consuming Louisville blog just pointed out the imminent opening of Louisville’s first LEED Platinum Registered commercial building: the Gallery NuLu Green Building on East Market Street. The 110-year-old, former dry goods store has been re-envisioned as a hub for the arts by owners Augusta and Gill Holland.
The 15,000 square foot mixed use facility will house a street facing cafe and event space on the ground floor, office studios on the upper two floors and an indoor-outdoor courtyard at the rear…The gallery can, in off-hours show video-projected indie films. The Green Building of Nulu has over eighty solar panels providing almost 15,000 watts of electricity, not to mention the geothermal heating and cooling.
The Gallery NuLu Green Building serves as the centerpiece to the ultra creative and quickly changing area around East Market Street, and will soon be joined by additional projects proposed by Gill Holland including redevelopment of the former Wayside Block into an arts center and Disney Tire Company into a year round indoor farmer’s market.
Architecture for the Gallery NuLu Green Building was provided by (fer) studio of Inglewood, California.