The Story of Hotel Marcel: How a Brutalist Building by Marcel Breuer Got a Second, More Sustainable Life
The Armstrong Rubber Company Building, later known as the Pirelli Tire Building, was designed by Marcel Breuer and completed in 1970 as part of New Haven’s urban renewal initiatives for the waterfront area. Pirelli purchased the property in 1988 and re-sold it shortly thereafter. From the late 1990s until its renovation the building was predominantly vacant. It was listed on the Connecticut Register of Historic Places in 2000 and the National Register of Historic Places in 2021. The presentation will describe how the primary structure was saved through the efforts of passionate practicing architects and historic preservationists, leading to its eventual re-use.
Speakers & Abstracts:
- The Story of Hotel Marcel: How a Brutalist Building by Marcel Breuer Got a Second, More Sustainable Life
Bruce Redman Becker, President of Becker + Becker; Aaron Kreuger, Consigli.
- Todd Grover, AIA, Principal at MacDonald & Mack Architects in Minneapolis.
Hotel Marcel, 500 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT, 06511