Adaptive Reuse in Saint Louis, MO at U-Haul Moving & Storage at Kingshighway

Au service des clients depuis 1977, cet emplacement a été construit par réutilisation adaptative d'un bâtiment abandonné.

Histoire du bâtiment

In the late 1940s, when U-Haul was still in its infancy, the American Stove Company was in its prime, churning out Magic Chef gas ranges that ended up in homes around the world. Their former headquarters were in St. Louis, in the facility that's now home to U-Haul Moving and Storage at Kingshighway Blvd.  The Magic Chef building was recognized for the architect's early adherence to the principles of modernism.  It was built in 1947 by  St. Louis architect, Harris Armstrong (1899-1973).  This building is known for its illuminated ceiling design, which brought in natural light and signage to direct visitors to the lobby and Magic Chef showroom. Cooks everywhere-in restaurants and residential kitchens-loved their Magic Chef, and the Magic Chef name became so popular that, in 1951, American Stove Company changed its name to Magic Chef, Inc. The next few decades saw ownership of the company change several times, and the company vacated the Kingshighway Blvd. location. After Magic Chef left the building, it was used as a health-care facility for a few years. Following that, the iconic building sat vacant for nearly 10 years until U-Haul purchased it in 1977. U-Haul immediately got to work transforming the Magic Chef building into a full-service moving and self-storage facility. Today, U-Haul Moving and Storage at Kingshighway Blvd. offers U-Haul truck and trailer rentals, box sales, hitch installations, propane, climate-controlled self-storage rooms and U-Box portable storage pods. The facility certainly has come a long way from making Magic Chef ranges in the 1940s and 50s, but thanks to U-Haul going to great lengths to retain many of its key elements, it remains one of the more recognizable buildings in St. Louis.

Impact environnemental

Au service des clients depuis 1977, cet emplacement a été construit par réutilisation adaptative d'un bâtiment abandonné. La réutilisation adaptative favorise l'aménagement intercalaire dans le but de renforcer les communautés. Parmi les bienfaits obtenus, la réutilisation a permis d'éviter :

  • la fabrication et le transport de 7 tonnes de métal
  • le coulage de 5 804 tonnes de nouveau béton
  • 5 812 tonnes de débris de construction et de démolition

Energy-efficiency and waste-reduction programs at this facility provide the following estimated benefits each year for this Saint Louis community:

  • réaliser des économies de 84 000 kWh par année
  • Utilisation de l'acier

    Production de l'acier La fabrication et le transport de 7 tonnes (6 tonnes métriques) d'acier ont été évités à ce jour

  • Consommation d'énergie

    Énergie Économies de 84 000 kWh par année

  • Utilisation du béton

    Béton Coulage de 5 804 tonnes (5 267 tonnes) de nouveau béton évité à ce jour.

  • Émissions de CO2

    Emissions 0 lbs (0 kgs) of greenhouse gas emissions prevented

  • Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement

    Débris pour les sites d'enfouissement 5 812 lb (5 274 kg) de débris de construction ont été évitées