des moines, iowa
Size: 36,000 sqft
Construction cost: (Ask JLN)
Completion date: May 2014
Located in downtown Des Moines, MALO is the area's newest restuarant for latin cuisine. MALO is attached to the Des Moines Social Club and inhabits the garage portion of the historic Des Moines' Firestation No. 1. MODUS was tasked with designing the restaurant's mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. Below we have included a brief description of this great new restaurant's mechanical design.
MALO Restaurant was an expansion upon a previous MODUS project, the Des Moines Social Club. The mechanical design for this tenant fit-out was based on an intensive array of kitchen equipment, including a wood-fired grill. State-of-the-art exhaust systems were designed for the cooking equipment providing an innovative fire suppression system and an integral self-cleaning system. A separate mechanical unit provides makeup air directly to kitchen exhaust equipment, allowing for significant energy savings compared to more typical makeup air approaches. Equipment control systems match the amount of ventilation air being provided in the seating area to the number of occupants, further reducing energy costs for the owner. Plumbing systems meet the intense water purity needs of the kitchen equipment, and a 130 gallon 96% efficient condensing gas water heater provides hot water for the entire restaurant.