共济会寺庙于 2013 年遭到火灾破坏，最初建于 1926 年，并在 1970 年代进行了翻新，多年来一直无人居住，位于昆西中心的一个显眼位置。拟建的汉考克街 1170 号项目包括重新利用现有结构，将其改造成餐厅和创意办公室，并附有一个建筑敏感的新建筑组件，将容纳 66 个住宅单元。
Damaged by fire in 2013, the Masonic Temple, originally built in 1926 and renovated in 1970s has been unoccupied for years while sited in a prominent location in Quincy Center. The proposed project 1170 Hancock St consists of reusing the existing structure to be repurposed as a restaurant and creative office, and accompanied by an architecturally sensitive new construction component which will house 66 residential units.
New accessible entry will be introduced to the temple, and additoned terrace will be added to the portico with lighting above the glass soffit, to truly activate the street frontage of Hancock st and turn the mysterious Temple to a destination in the city center for food and beverage.
The new construction is connected with a double height space with the existing temple. It is a sculptural addition, characterized by an efficient, point loaded plan and compact form with simplicity and minimized facade area. The primary materials for the new construction will be brick, and color to match the existing temple limestone, a contemporary monolithic look and thus has been achieved as the backdrop of the monumental existing Neoclassical building.
Generous dense planning buffers have been provided between the abutting properties as transition from the primary commercial St - Hancock to the surrounding low rise residential neighborhoods. A careful balance of consistency and variety will help serve the effort to create a strong sense of place.
1170 Hancock St
Studio Re+N team members led the development of the above project as project architect while employed by Utile Inc. Image courtesy of Utile Inc.