The use of bricks from the existing constructions is proposed for the unique smaller structures as well as hardscaping, including seats and planter boxes. The application of this brick in a new development is intended to contribute to a visual connection to the sites history, and a provide a textural and tactile presence to those who use these spaces.
The main commercial spaces reside within a single building whose mass is broken up in scale and language to address the multiple interfaces it interacts with – the pedestrian, the transient and the skyline. The regular, structural language of an industrial building is kept on the street frontage.
At ground levels where it engages with the pedestrian, the façade is set back with columns appearing deep and grounded.
Here the space between columns is infilled with planters and seats to soften and provide amenity to pedestrians using this path.