IMEG provided engineering design and services for portions of the redevelopment of the historic Bottleworks District of Indianapolis, a $300 million, 1,500,000-sf complex that has reimagined the former location of the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant in the world. The mixed-used project scope included the 140-room Bottleworks Hotel, The Living Room Theaters, restaurants/bars, amenity spaces, support spaces, and a parking garage — a total of 350,000 square feet.
Collaborating with the developer and architect, IMEG integrated new mixed-use site standards for infrastructure and security across multiple buildings. The team also designed a wide range of integrated technology and security systems that included hospitality AV, network infrastructure, video surveillance, and electronic access control.
IMEG also worked directly with tenants to design system functions in each space to support each specific hospitality need. The technology infrastructure also provides flexibility for current and future tenants while maintaining a standard for consistency, maintenance, and expandability.
IMEG acoustics specialists provided guidance for construction material and techniques to ensure that background noise from adjacent entertainment spaces and mechanical noise did not disturb hotel guests or adjacent rooms. Enhanced construction and acoustical techniques also were applied for tenant spaces with high-impact AV systems such as those utilized in the eight-cinema theater. IMEG’s architectural lighting designers supported the established aesthetics of the district with innovative and effective lighting technologies throughout the project.
The overall design serves the owner and end users by providing creative solutions that enhance historic elements and support the rebirth of the Bottleworks District, cited by TIME Magazine in its feature on Indianapolis as one of “The World’s Greatest Places of 2021.”