Publik is a Dutch word that loosely means community, a good way to describe the design process for building Publik, a coffee roastery and gathering space in a re-emerging neighborhood of Salt Lake City. The design team included Evergreene Construction and owner Missy Greis who all agreed on guiding principles of sustainability, local-first,community, and followed a decision-making process of reusingsalvaged on-site material,sourcing local reclaimed materials, and then sourcing recycled products.
The 1920s warehouse had previously housed a printing pressand a reprographics supply company. The mainspace of Publik centers on one large communal volume created by the removal of the concrete precast plank upper floor, passively cooled with the aid of a 14’ blade fan and day-lit though the north-facing restored steel windows. Coffee roasting and production are facilitated by a Dietrich Roaster, a locally manufactured, energy efficient infra-red roaster and after burner. The roastery bay and the conference rooms are demarcated from the communal space by a racing stripe of Hugger Orange, from the famed ‘69 Camaro, which extends to the exterior of the building.
Material Used :
1. Centennial Wood — reclaimed Wyoming snowfence
2. Steel doors and windows— reclaimed from construction project in downtown Salt Lake
3. Euclid Timbers— timbers reclaimed from old barn
4. Railings— reclaimed steel pipe from oil riggings
5. Kohler— bathroom sink — Brockway 3' wall-mounted wash sink with 2 faucet holes