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
We collected information from various places around the world and identified what we liked most about all of them.
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.
Original "L" shaped building
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
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.
Bird's eye view
There is a garden on the grassy area outside and the short walls pointing towards the center are
Stairs and Entry
The doors will be on all of the cut-off corners of the exterior rectangle and interior rectangle.