Winco Windows Serve Up a Fresh, New Look at Birmingham's Historic Bakers Row
Bakers Row, formerly a Hostess bakery factory, sat uninhabited when the famed treat-manufacturer went out of business in 2012. Built-in the 1930s, the Merita Bakery building, as it was known, was an enduring part of downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Too special to lose, Corporate Realty decided to take on the rehab project with architects KPS Group.
The objective was to retain the industrial feel. But decades-old buildings aren't always filled with the natural light and energy efficiency demanded by today's businesspeople. The architects at KPS designed a stunning black grid fixed window system that captured the vibe of the former bakery, yet brought the building up to modern-day office requirements.