Opening Fall 2016, Alnoba is a 14,530 square foot gathering place developed by KIC & Lewis Family Foundation and designed by the architects at GO Logic, Belfast, Maine.
Alnoba is a space to reflect, connect and create change. It is designed for weddings, special events as well as leadership training. To learn more, visit the Alnoba website.
We broke ground December 2014 on the Pinnacle Leadership site in Kensington, New Hampshire and proud to share unique features:
- Preserving History. Alnoba is built with 200-year-old New England barn timber frames restored by Preservation Timber Framing.
- Integrating Art and Nature. Throughout the woods and fields you will find inspiring, thought-provoking works of art. It is our intention to create an outdoor experiential work of art that fuels reflection and inner transformation. The artist’s work you will find here include John Lopez, Andy Goldsworthy, Michele Oka Doner, Dewitt Godfrey, Allan Houser and Pablo Atchugarry.
- Stone Cladding. Stone cladding, using real granite, has begun to be installed over the foundation’s cement walls. The cladding is being use to recreate the look and feel of a traditional New England barn. In fact, the entire building is based on the New England barn architecture but with a contemporary twist.
- Solar Panels.
- Replenishing the Forest around Alnoba. The vision for Alnoba is that the forest will envelop the building. Several trees had to be taken down during construction so we have begun replanting mature trees to replenish the forest and bring the woodlands right up to the building. We found Old Birches from the forest and transplanted them.
- The Central Stone Fireplace. When you walk into Alnoba’s 2400 sq. ft. meeting room, the first thing you will see is an enormous 12’ x 16’ fireplace. The granite is taken from an old mine so the stone is weathered, helping create a time worn look to the fireplace. This is a deliberate design feature to honor the past while creating a welcoming environment.
- Triple Pane Windows. Perhaps one of the most extraordinary elements of the building will be its windows. From every room you will be able to lookout on the forest or fields. The windows were specially ordered from Germany where they produce windows with the highest insulation value. Each window is triple pane with oak frames. These windows are one of the basic features of a Passive House standard building.
Once completed, Alnoba will be the first mixed use building in Northeast to be certified as a Passive House. It will be the very first Passive House building to include an open fireplace.