For nearly 80 years this early 20th century Power Plant building supported the vital work of the Saint Louis City Hospital. The building fell silent when the adjacent hospital closed in the 1980’s, but was reinvigorated when its top two floors became a high-end restaurant and bar.
Project lighting reinforces an up-scale sophisticated experience, maximizing views to the city and subtly celebrating the building’s historic pedigree. A meticulous balancing of luminance ratios provides visual comfort throughout the building’s industrial structure, delivering precise light to tables while revealing the restaurant’s art and architecture. Scale and intimacy is reinforced by variation in lighting technique throughout the dining spaces. The upper floor’s lounge provides patrons with marvelous city views, where lighting creates visual order with a dash of whimsy while revealing the volume’s beautiful brick and steel.
Upon its opening, the local press has called this space the most visually sumptuous new restaurant in the City. Light plays an important role in this historic setting’s new life.