Building Retrofit

In this concept, we studied the feasibility of cost effectively transforming a vacant building into a hub of activity by creating storefronts and a food court using  modified shipping containers that could be inserted into the front of the building.  This approach would allow the owner of the building to quickly activate the site without incurring large costs associated with remodeling the building that would eventually be torn down and replaced with a new development.  

Building Retrofit - concept

This concept activates a vacant building by inserting converted shipping containers into the front of the building. One side has retail units, the other side has a food court with restaurants and coffee shops.