Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2020

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture

Department

Architecture

Primary Advisor

Giovanni Loreto

Secondary Advisor

NA

Abstract

The Chatillion Factories were constructed in 1927, and added on to in subsequent years. The factories \changed owners and purposes many times over the following decades, until at some point in the 90’s the factories were left mostly abandoned. This industrial complex occupies some prime real estate near downtown Rome. It is just under a mile from the rapidly growing Broad Street, a quarter of a mile to State Mutual Stadium, and right across the road from Ridge Ferry Park. As such, it has the potential to act as a central location to help unite these three nodes of Rome.

With this thesis, I plan to retrofit the existing structure of the Celanese Factories to act as a mixed-use facility, focusing on commercial and residential, in the growing downtown sector. This project would allow for mixed-income housing ranging from affordable living to semi-luxurious loft spaces, and help turn a decaying landmark into a prosperous symbol of the hard-working people of Rome.

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