M.Arch. Comprehensive Building Project, Gallery 3
Maraya Morgan, "River North Bicycle Center." 1 of 3.
Maraya Morgan, "River North Bicycle Center." 2 of 3.
Maraya Morgan, "River North Bicycle Center." 3 of 3.
Jennifer McKenzie, "Chicago Bicycle Center." The design of the new bicycle center in the heart of Chicago’s South Loop is based on principles of activism, sustainability and practicality. These principles are driven by the concept of a layered facility of served and servant spaces--sensitive to security, accessibility and occupancy. The layered facility executes the needs of a multi-use building. It allows a clear organizational strategy of stacked programmatic functions that maintain continuity of interrelated spaces for maximum user efficiency. Within the stacked program the layers become porous as to vertically connect similar user functions on different levels of the building. 1 of 2.
Jennifer McKenzie, "Chicago Bicycle Center." The open levels of the building allow for adaptive reuse and sustainable design for the future. The dense levels support the open levels, structurally and programmatically. The direct relationship between the architecture and structure exemplify the practical and economic values of transportation activism. 2 of 2.