The concept is to adapt the suburban Strip Mall type to become a pedestrian friendly, sustainable, energy efficient, environmentally and urbanely responsible, mixed-use building type. The six front and rear buildings are reused and integrated into a multi-story mixed-use building of retail and offices with a car wash and parking garage at the rear. Automobile parking and asphalt is removed in exchange for drought resistant ground cover and urbanistically responsible storefronts.
* in collaboration with Lucia Sanjuan
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, US