Cambridge Redevelopment Authority / City of Cambridge
© Anton Grassl
© Glenn Heinmiller
The Foundry, a grand post-industrial structure, invites the community to learn through making. Visitors are welcomed into a luminous and comfortable plaza, beckoned through a warm and glowing portal, and finally emerge into the heart of the awe-inspiring multi-story Community Hall. The skylit hall is balanced by concealed layers of lighting, and jeweled by a massive undulating tubular luminaire. Surrounding the Hall, cozy niches offer an invitation to pause, reflect, and take in the ambiance. Beyond, studios and workshops feature versatile multi-circuit linear pendants with adjustable track heads. In the teaching kitchen, luminous disks evoke the energy of a movie set.The multipurpose theater is enveloped in walls of light, with linear fixtures integrated into the supporting steel structure to accentuate the massive rear masonry wall.