Choosing McKinley Park out of 2 options, we were required to come up with a design for a community market that fits within the given requirements of location, size, and goals of the market.
Our location is McKinley Park, located in Chicago. In this area, you can find Targets, treasure depots, tattoo shops, thrift stores, and mobile places such as Target Mobile. There are also food places that are around McKinley park such as restaurants. However this area is lacking healthy options and does not having a rich feeling to it. The community is pretty poor but also has a lot of families that we would like to provides a healthy environment for.
Finding the area, length, width, and corners of the location we will be working with is extremely
A wider image shows the type of food places and other community venues already in the area
We collected information from various places around the world and identified what we liked most about all of them.
Directs flow of people neatly and has space for greenery and many shops
Our group was inspired by the brilliant colors that the market has
We love the greenery that it provides
Our goal was to make a design that would work well movement wise and also practically in all weather conditions as well as having enough space to include multiple stores.
We thought that we could place the L building in a corner of the space and use the remaining area
Then, we thought of the weather and also the movement within the building and decided to rework o
Adding onto our second design, we decided where the entrances could go, where to put the stairs,
We included a circular movement for when people are walking through the market. In order to get more community involvement and help the local people with low incomes, we added a stage and a garden.
There is a garden on the grassy area outside and the short walls pointing towards the center are
The doors will be on all of the cut-off corners of the exterior rectangle and interior rectangle.
The entry way will be about 30ft and the 2 floors will each be 15ft when the stairs approach them