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Bread for the City in Washington, DC by Wiebenson & Dorman Architects
January 13th, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: Wiebenson & Dorman Architects
Bread for the City offers five program services to low-income residents of Washington, DC: food and clothing distribution, primary medical care, legal advice and representation, and comprehensive social services. All services are free of cost to eligible DC residents, and are provided under one roof in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
To help ease their growing pains, and by using some funds from the tobacco settlement, Bread built an additional 12,227 sf, two story masonry, glass and steel clinic addition on their adjacent lots south of their existing 9,608 sf building.
The addition lightly touches their historically recognized adjacent existing building (a former lumber warehouse) with a swatch of insulated glass that separate the brick masses of the new and old – and 4 interior openings (2 at each floor) between the new and old buildings. The large exterior perforated aluminum sun screen over the entry recalls the marquee of the Broadway Theater that graced the site years ago.
Other features include the following:
The new modern and clean facility reinforces their motto: Dignity – Respect – Service, and helps Bread for the City help more than 10,000 people each month.
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