This rendering is a view of the entrance from the parking lot.
I designed my outdoor marketplace with community as my priority. Pedestrians have multiple access points to the marketplace. If they are coming from the train station or simply walking from down the street, they can access the marketplace easily. The outdoor farmers market structure allows people to enjoy local food trucks while being cooled from the pavilion that provides shade and shelter. This farmers market space also allows the community to have access to locally sourced healthy food. In the restaurant space there are flexible incubation vendor spots where new local restaurants can come and grow a client base. With this Incubation space and lounge/coffee area available, my marketplace is optimized for year round usage. Inside the actual building there are many spaces that benefit the neighborhood and community. People can come and eat at the restaurant spaces where seating is available inside and outside. Two meeting rooms are available for businesses or groups can rent out for a presentation or study room. Moving to the second floor, there are safe computer spaces available where students and community members can come enjoy access to free internet and computers. On the third floor there is a modern coffee shop designed so that the community has a place to come and work or meet friends while they enjoy a coffee in a safe environment. The office section of the building is for the employees of the marketplace, but is also available to businesses if they need to rent out an office. This marketplace is optimized for year round usage by the community. Even though vendors might not be able to bring their food trucks to the marketplace, there is still vendor space inside the restaurant area. There can be family movie nights, festivals or art walks held at the marketplace in all seasons of the year. My outdoor community marketplace would benefit the McKinley Park neighborhood and the city of of Chicago greatly.
This is the main entrance to the marketplace.
This is the food court in my project which has flexible space for two vendors in it.
The 2nd Floor of the lounge area provides computers with internet access for people to use.
The bridge connecting the lobby and offices together, allows for the employees to get to their of
This is the main corner entrance.
The purpose of this view was to show what a person riding Orange Line would see.
This is the main entrance from 35th street.
The 3rd floor has a modern coffee shop which has lounge and table seating along with an outside p
The purpose of this rendering is to show the seating inside and the spaces for vendors inside.
This entrance to the marketplace is under the bridge to the offices.
This view shows off the food trucks and pavilion.