Zachary Brosse's Community Market
My community market, located at 2211 W 35th St Chicago, will serve the diverse community of McKinley Park by providing new cultural and economic opportunities for the people. The park will encourage the arts and music to flourish, and become a gathering place for people where they can grab a bite to eat and view some art.
McKinley Park is in an area that contains a great deal of families, with a low amount of cultural locations (museums, art centers, cultural foods, etc.). The area has a large park nearby, that contains a lake and sports activities. So, with my community market, I wanted to design a cultural area for the people of the community, that did not contain what the park nearby does.
2111 W 35th Street is incredibly close to a park called McKinley Park.
This graphic shows modes of transportation in McKinley Park.
This graph shows the age distribution of McKinley Park. The population, is, as seen, very young.
When trying to come up with what should be in the park, I thought about additions that could enhance the cultural and social value of the park. Whether it be buildings that look nice and modern, booths that contain food, or walls that enhance the cultural value of the park. Places I have visited or like came into consideration, and many aspects of the park are based off of them.
One of my first inspirations for the Community Market came from the Barcelona Pavilion.
Camden Market is a very iconic market, and a staple of trips to London.
Coney Island (New York) is a place known for it's food, the beach, the aquarium, and the amusemen
The park has a wide variety of components to it. These components were each put in to answer a question or solve a problem. How will people get around? How will the park enhance daily life for people? What can make the park easier to access? All these questions and more were taken into consideration when constructing the park.
There are a variety of pathways that cover the park. These pathways are all made of brick.
There are three booths in the park that can be used for food vendors.
Benches and trashcans cover the park, and there are many bike-stands by the entrance to the park.
In my community market I successfully added cultural and economic elements that can be used by all kinds of people throughout the year. The community market will hopefully contribute to the local community in ways that nothing else in the area does at the moment.
This Isometric angle is intended to show in full detail an image of the Community Market.
This image shows what one would see from the amphitheater.
The vending booths come equipped with electricity and plumbing for the appliances.
There are many important materials used in my Community Market. First off are the walkways.