KANEKO BOWTRUSS GALLERY



LOCATION: OMAHA, NEBRASKA

DATE: 2007

SIZE: 10,000 SF

PROGRAM: GALLERY, EVENT SPACE



The first phase build-out of the KANEKO is the Bow Truss Gallery; a former automotive warehouse converted into a large gallery and event space. The space was restored to minimal essentials and serves as a generous creative space for downtown Omaha. To enhance the original features of the large space, all architectural and infrastructural additions are subdued and integrated into the existing structure. The reflective concrete floor enhances the expansive open space. In contrast, the simple plywood clad office and restroom volume continue the minimal and utilitarian aesthetic. The space serves as a venue for performances, lectures and art installations.

CLIENT: Jun Kaneko & Ree Schonlau

DESIGN TEAM: Mark Mack, Matt Bean

ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT: Bill Stott (The Architectural Offices, Omaha)

BUILDER: Kiewit Building Group

PHOTOGRAPHER: Tom Kessler





OFFICE WINDOW

FLOOR PLAN

FLOOR PLAN

FLOOR PLAN

GALLERY AND EVENT SPACE

GALLERY AND EVENT SPACE

GALLERY AND EVENT SPACE

FRONT ENTRY

FRONT ENTRY

FRONT ENTRY

OFFICE

OFFICE

OFFICE

OFFICE WINDOW

OFFICE WINDOW

EXHIBIT SPACE

EXHIBIT SPACE

EXHIBIT SPACE

OFFICE AND FRONT ENTRY

OFFICE AND FRONT ENTRY

OFFICE AND FRONT ENTRY

OFFICE

OFFICE

OFFICE